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See what the T. Furth Center is all about

Kick off the weekend with a walk-through tour of Trine University's T. Furth Center for Performing Arts during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20.

The T. Furth Center, which Trine dedicated May 2, was fashioned from the former First Christian Church, Angola. A $7.8 million renovation and addition transformed the circa 1910 church into the new center that's designed to cultivate the arts for the community and Trine.

Visitors may join guided tours set for 5:15 and 6 p.m., or may opt to grab a map and enjoy a self-guided tour. Either way, residents will get a chance to see the trappings of this majestic structure that features marble statuary commissioned by Trine, custom designed chandeliers and wall sconces, and custom carpet from a Georgia mill.

During the open house, a limited supply of unique stained-glass pieces from the former church will be available for sale. The windows were not salvageable in their entirety and a few sections have been reconstructed. All proceeds will benefit the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

Admission is free to the open house at 500 W. Maumee St. Refreshments will be provided by Bon Appetite Management Co.

Maumee Street is under construction and visitors are encouraged to enter the Furth parking lot from Gilmore Street, just one block north of Maumee Street. Overflow parking will also be available in Trine parking lots south of Maumee Street. These lots are also accessible from Darlington Street, enabling visitors to safely navigate around the Maumee Street construction.

See, hold and read from historic documents

The Remnant Trust exhibit at Trine University will be open from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Taylor Hall's Wells Gallery. This 50-piece collection of early, rare or first-edition books and documents focuses on the United States' path to democracy. Despite the rarity of these holdings, visitors are allowed to hold and read from most of these books and documents.

Admission is free and open to all.