DOWAGIAC — As a young man in 1960s Dowagiac, David Bainbridge just knew that he had to save historical artifacts when he had the chance. Now 50 years later, some of the items he collected years ago are on display in a new exhibit at the Dowagiac Area History Museum.

The exhibit is entitled “Dowagiac’s Treasures: Highlights of the Bainbridge-Lee Collection.” It will be displayed through the first half of 2020 in the museum’s second floor temporary exhibit space. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, at 201 E. Division St.