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Grand Rapids history

Rebecca Smith-Hoffman honored with Baxter Award from Grand Rapids Historical Society

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Submitted 05-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Rebecca Smith-Hoffman, a long-time champion of saving local prominent landmarks and buildings, has been awarded the 2011 Baxter Award from the Grand Rapids Historical Society. The award has been presented every year since 1980 to honor persons who...

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A Legacy of Public Art: 1872 to 2010

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Submitted 10-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

A look back at local public art displays  Think ArtPrize is a unique event? It is indeed. But it's not the first time a multitude of public art has been displayed in Grand Rapids. Gina Bivins, president of the Grand Rapids Historical...

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Labor historian and history teacher Michael Johnston honored with Baxter Award

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Submitted 06-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Michael Johnston, well-known local labor historian and popular history teacher at Kenowa Hills Public Schools, has been awarded the Albert E. Baxter Award for 2010 from the Grand Rapids Historical Society. The prestigious award is proudly presented...

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Historic photos (circa: 1955-70) Downtown GR Urban Renewal: Premiere Thursday

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Submitted 01-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

By Sharon Hanks Grand Rapids Historical Society  Longtime residents of Grand Rapids are in for a delightful nostalgic trip in to the city's past on Thursday when Donald Bratt presents 280 historic colored slides taken by his late father showing...

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