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History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History
January 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
A day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics include:
Welcome to Madison Square
Elective Detectives and Crowdsourcing Grand Rapids Women’s History
Marking History: State Historical Markers in Grand Rapids
African Americans in Early Grand Rapids
Dress Discoveries: Fashion and the Voigt Family
The North End Gets a Name
All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and seating is offered first come, first served. There will be an overflow room available with simulcast video presentation. A boxed lunch is available for purchase. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a lunch.