Mark your calendar for the 6th annual, State History Award winning, History Detectives on Saturday, January 18! If you have attended History Detectives in past years, then you already know what a great event it is. This year will be no different.
If you haven’t attended History Detectives, here’s what you should know…. History Detectives features local historians who present their research projects and resources. Eight organizations co-sponsor the program: Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids Historical Commission, Grand Rapids Historical Society, Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University, and the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. Past years have included such programs as “Saving John Ball Park’s Historic Legacy,” “Rescued from the Attic: A 1918 Grand Rapids Treasure Trove,” “Building a Case: Grand Rapids as an Important Suffrage Center,” and “Imagining Michigan Experiences in the Civil War.” Because History Detectives is a day-long event, we offer the choice to reserve a boxed lunch from Cherry Deli. To reserve a lunch, either call 616.988.5492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave your name and sandwich choice (ham, turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian). Lunch is from 12:15-1:00pm.
We have a great list of programs planned for History Detectives 2014:
- 9:30 “Women and WWII: New Roles and Old Stereotypes” with Dr. Richard Harms
- 10:30 “When the Automobile Came to the Furniture City” with Chuck Snow
- 11:30 “Mr. Rover Visits Grand Rapids” with Melissa Fox
- 1:00 “The Mystery of West Michigan’s Sunken Canoes” with Kevin Finney
- 2:00 “Remembering Grandville” Avenue with Mary Angelo
- 3:00 “Still Standing: 40 Years of Historic Preservation” with Rebecca Smith-Hoffman