Civil War

Response and reflection on monuments

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 08-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

Written by Doug Kindschi, Director   What do we do with controversial monuments? In last week’s Insight I looked at the differences between statues, monuments, and idols.  They might look the same if you just look at the physical...

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Grand Rapids' Third Regiment played important role in Civil War

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 03-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Two days after South Carolina seceded from the United States on December 20, 1860, with 10 more states following suit, fresh stacks of the Grand Rapids' newspaper, the Daily Eagle, lay along with streets with an enlistment call...

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Glance at the Past - Bridge Banquet

by (WYCE)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Civil War soldiers are greeted with a lavish banquet upon their return to Grand Rapids.

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Got Ancestors?!

by (wmgs)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) announces its GotAncestors?! Annual Conference for 2011 entitled Genealogy in Black & White and Blue & Gray featuring Tony Burroughs. The conference will be Friday and Saturday, November 4th...

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Historic Civil War encampment located right beneath our feet

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

As you walk by the many shops and buildings in Heritage Hill that we have grown fond off, buildings like Martha‚Äôs Vineyard or Central High School, do you ever wonder what existed here before? I have a passion for history and one of my...

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