Grand Rapids History & Special Collections

About

The Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department collects and preserves the history of our community, through photographs, diaries, posters, maps and other records. You can research your house, your family, a business or your neighborhood. Visit us on the 4th floor of the Main Library, call us at 616-988-5400 x5497 or send us an email through our contact form.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 05

What’s in a Dutch Name?

January 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jan 19

History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

January 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 02
Feb 09

Black Family History Series

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm