Welcome to Arts Roll Call, the bi-monthly podcast that features Arts Council artists and arts organizations. This month in episode 7 of the podcast, we speak with board president of Friends of Turner-Dodge House, Michael Beebe.
Lansing-born and raised Michael Beebe attended Eastern High School and went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in fisheries and wildlife. He is five-years retired from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services where he worked for 43 years in the Vital Records Office. For the last 31 years he has lived in his 100-year-old home in Old Town Lansing and is a committed community member and volunteer. He is board president for Friends of Turner-Dodge House and chairs their fundraising and events committee. He also sits on the Capital Area Humane Society board of directors. An avid gardener, Michael organized Old Town’s Garden Tours for three years and is a former member of the Old Town Commercial Association Design Committee. He is an avid art supporter and collector and also collects antiques. He loves traveling, bike riding and walking the River trail and attends Jazzercise classes 4-5 times a week.
The Turner-Dodge House has an amazing and interesting and long history in our region. In this episode, host Robin Miner-Swartz and Michael talk all about how the house came to be, what changes it has undergone, and how arts and culture has been a big piece of the home's significance over the years, from art shows, music at the mansion, the festival of trees and more. Learn all about this gem we have in Old Town Lansing and how you can tour it and even help support it with the Brick Project.