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.