Emergency funds and resources available to you during COVID-19

Various county agencies are working to provide immediate emergency relief services as St. Joseph County’s economic situation continues to decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are updating in real time funds/resources that individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses can apply for and take advantage of at this time. Because the situation of this pandemic is…

Huss Elementary closes

Huss history: Reflection on Huss Elementary Closing

This week for our Friends of Huss campaign, we’re taking ourselves back to 1982, when the Huss Elementary School school closed. Jo Barton, a music teacher at the time, shared her perspective of the closing in an interview with *culture is not optional intern Christina Binder in 2009: When they closed the building, we were…

Imaginarium bookshelves

Beauty in the details: Imaginarium shelves

An integral part of the work we do at Huss is prioritizing beauty and acknowledging community relationships in everything we do, including our recent construction projects! Because we realize that our buildings and rooms intrinsically reflect what we value and have the capacity to shape opportunity, we were very intentional about the way we designed…

Huss Alumni: We want to hear your stories!

Were you a student, staff, or family member who went to Huss School or Huss Academy? If so, we’d love to hear your story and the influence Huss has had in your life. As some of you know, our community of supporters has given new life to the old kindergarten room inside Huss this summer,…

We need YOU to become a Friend of Huss!

One year ago today, we announced our most audacious plan yet for the Huss Project: we were going to try to raise $50,000, have it matched with a $50,000 grant from the State of Michigan, and then build a Front Porch Pavilion and new public space called the Imaginarium on the north end of Huss….

Huss Future Festival: Huss History Preview

In celebration of the Huss centennial, The Huss Project has done a bit of story digging with regard to this building and the people who have inhabited it! Though certainly not a full testament to the experiences here, we’ve collected interviews, photos and artwork of Huss community members who have participated at the Huss Elementary…

Huss Future Festival Preview!: Music

Featuring live music from a variety of genres, capped off with a three-song dance party at 3:33pm. The fabulous Andy Johnson is coordinating again this year. The day will also include a poem, written especially for the occasion of the tenth annual Huss Future Festival, and maybe some works by young creative writers from our…

Huss Future Festival Preview: Art Tent

As always, the art tent and hands on activities at Future Fest is a bit of controlled chaos, and that is where so much creativity is born!  Tables covered in up-cycled materials, paint brushes, and stacks of colorful paper are the buffet we have prepared for the imaginative minds coming to celebrate with us. Amid…

2018 summer wrapup

Huss Future Festival 2019

Huss Future Festival 2019 will take place on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Stop by 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers to enjoy live music, a bake sale, coffee, a farmers market, food vendors, handmade art, and a huge rummage sale. A Community Carnival with games and crafts sponsored by local organizations will…

Celebrating 10 years at Huss!

10 years ago this week, *culture is not optional purchased The Huss Project with the help of the Three Rivers community and beyond. We’re so thankful for the support that has carried, encouraged and pushed us throughout the years. We look forward to a new season of growth with you as we continue to plant,…

45 Ideas: Mateo Mosher

Imaginarium ideas, day 45: Mateo

We asked friends, neighbors, and community partners to give us their ideas for the brand-new Imaginarium once it’s completed. Here’s what Mateo Mosher said: Where in Three Rivers is someone likely to spot you, and what would you be doing there? Either at a park playing with my brothers or at school. What is your connection…