JUST IN: Belding museum enjoyed busy year

By Cory Smith • Last Updated 11:10 am on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

BELDING — During Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting in which there was no official city business to conduct, Belding Museum Board member Bruce Feuerstein delivered the annual report on the status of the museum.

Feuerstein said the museum, located in the historic Belrockton building, experienced a busy year in 2014 with increased attendance.

According to Feuerstein, the historical section of the museum was visited by 2,225 guests, while the BEL Children’s Museum saw 3,020 visitors in 2014, both improvements from 2013.

Feuerstein said the increase in attendance is likely credited to the popularity of the children’s museum, which opened in 2012.

The museum also received renovations in the form of new paint, new countertops, and new flooring last year.

With no city business to address, Interim City Manager Bruce Brown gave high praise to the citizens of Belding.

In his first council meeting since starting his new job Feb. 23, Brown said he “had an excellent first week” and that of the more than 50 residents he has spoken with, everyone is “very positive about our future.”

Brown said he remains very enthusiastic about being in Belding and working toward improving the city’s future.

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