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History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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:

  • Present, But Not Counted: Dutch Immigrant Midwives in Grand Rapids

  • Selling Grand Rapids: Expositions in the Furniture City, 1878-1965

  • Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat Building Industry, 1865-2000

  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Rediscovering Emma Cole’s 19th Century Grand Rapids Flora

  • A Modern Vision Realized: The Mid-Century Park School Development Program

  • Reflections on the Gi-Gikinomaage-min (We are all Teachers) Project

Click here to learn more about the event and to see a complete schedule. 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 rsvp@grpl.org to purchase a lunch.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.988.5400

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org