Homeowners and Small Commercial Property Owners Invited to Wood Window Repair and Old House Maintenance Workshop in Coldwater Michigan Historic Preservation Network, in partnership with the Tibbits Opera House and with support from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the State Historic Preservation Office, will facilitate a Wood Window Repair and Old House Maintenance Workshop for homeowners and small commercial property owners on
COLDWATER –Both Tibbits and Coldwater will garner some new attention as public broadcasting service (PBS) stations throughout Michigan air the documentary “Old Buildings: The Restoration and Preservation of the Tibbits Opera House.” The only local airing will be December 28 on WKAR Lansing at 11 pm. It will also air in Marquette, Grand Rapids and Mt. Pleasant. The film by Mike Mort of Equity
The latest combination maintenance-restoration project on the Tibbits Opera House has the historic theatre filled with scaffolding as they make ceiling repairs and create a sampling of the original decorative paint.
Tibbits has scheduled a volunteer work day on Friday, January 23 to both clean the theatre and decorate for the Parrots of the Caribbean concert
The process of the decorative paint includes layering the paint with a base coat upon which more colors and more detail are added. The decorative paint sample starts at the center of the dome and extends through the dome, across the ceiling and down the proscenium arch including the downstage columns of the box seats. For nearly 50 years we’ve been seeing pretty basic
Contact: 517-278-6029 While the beautifully restored exterior of the Tibbits Opera House has become a point of pride for the community and the state, Tibbits officials recognize there is more work to be done and have proceeded with an architectural study of the current plans. The architectural study was funded through support of grants from the Coldwater Sunrise Rotary of the Branch County Community
The Lady Lights are back! The newly restored façade of the historic Tibbits Opera House with its elegant balcony was adorned with two sculpted female figures holding globe lights—for about two months. Early last summer the base of one of the lights broke and while the sculpture didn’t fall, she was listing severely. Both fixtures were removed immediately. A glued seam in the granite
Old Buildings: The Restoration and Preservation of Tibbits Opera House A documentary film by Mike Mort of Equity Studios As Tibbits Opera House’s facade went through its transformation throughout 2012, the process was expertly captured on film. The resulting documentary premiered April 27, 2013. It captures everything from the construction work on the theatre and the fabrication of decorative details to the fundraising and