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Museum's 'bright' idea earns award

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A Mid-Michigan landmark, Saginaw's Castle Museum has earned an award for restoring electrical lighting fixtures that brighten the interior.

In 1937, six art deco lights were installed in the main lobby. But, in the 1950's those fixtures were replaced with fluorescent lights that remained in place until this year.

Hoping to recapture the art deco look of the 1930's, the Museum bought two vintage light fixtures that were restored and hung at either end of the lobby in 2013.

"The lights were beautiful and simply transformed the entire space," Tom Trombley, Deputy Director of the Museum says in a prepared release.

That's when Trombley notes that four more vintage 1930's light fixtures were recreated using funds in the group's general budget.

Fir the restoration work, the Castle Museum earned the 2016 Preservation Gem Award from the Michigan Preservation Network.

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