Arts and Culture
The historical PIX Theatre in downtown Lapeer, with its landmark flashing marquee and enameled art-deco facade, recently underwent a $325,000 renovation. The 306 seat theatre, operated by the non-profit PIX Arts Council of Greater Lapeer, enhances Lapeer County's quality of life as a focal point for the performing arts and community theatre. The PIX offers approximately 50 live performances per season.
The adjacent Gallery 194 with 2 spacious galleries and a gift shop showcases collections of local and regional artists and offers a variety of classes and special events.
Five museums document local history in Lapeer County: Almont Community Historial Museum, Imlay City Historical Museum, Columbiaville Historical Museum, Orr's Museum and Lapeer County Historical Society Museum.
41 Lapeer County structures are listed in the Michigan Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The county's historical character is preserved in a variety of homes, factories, churches, storefronts and public buildings.
The Lapeer County Courthouse is the oldest continually operating courthouse in Michigan. The recently renovated Greek Revival structure is also one of the 10 oldest courthouses in the United States.
Library services in the county include: public computers, free wi-fi, book discussion kits, computer classes, meeting rooms, free downloadable eBooks, audio books and programs for children, teens and adults.
Lapeer District Library has seven locations serving Lapeer County: Lapeer, Clifford, Columbiaville, Elba, Hadley, Metamora, and Otter Lake.
Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library has two locations serving Lapeer County: Imlay City and Attica Township.
Libraries are also located in Almont, Dryden Township, Goodland, and North Branch Township.