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Charles Garfield: A Fascinating Citizen

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On him memory stone in Garfield Park, it says “Chas. W. Garfield – Useful Citizen, Lover of Trees.” Chris Reader will share how Charles W. Garfield was not just a useful citizen, but also one of our most fascinating. A teacher, graduate and staff member of Michigan State University, horticulturist, forester, bicycle enthusiast, reporter, museum founder, banker, city planner, state representative, and donor and promoter of parks and playgrounds, Garfield’s influence on Grand Rapids and Michigan is profound, even today.

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Date:
January 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
Phone:
616-988-5400
Website:
www.grpl.org

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616-988-5400
Email:
web@grpl.org
Website:
www.grpl.org