History

Drop-In Docent Tour of the Dutch Galleries

by (834design)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under

Take a tour with our resident Dutch art enthusiast, Harley Brown, and immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the Dutch Galleries. Each month we’ll cover something different! Free with Museum admission. April’s topic is the 1800s.

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April History Book Club

by (834design)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under

The History Book Club brings history books, museum objects, and history lovers together all with a book discussion. In April we are reading “Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook” by Bee Wilson with Taylor Wise-Harthorn, Museum...

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Historic Walking Tours - Lost Holland Tour

by (834design)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under

Lost Holland: This tour will take you through Downtown Holland to look at the sites of former and existing buildings. See how much our community, and its buildings/business, have changed (and in some cases, how they're still the same). ...

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Downtown library to host Historical Society's 'History Detectives Day'

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

On Saturday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) downtown branch (111 Library St. N.W.) will host "History Detectives Day" presented by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.  The day long event will...

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Smartphone apps add layers to understanding place

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, over 60% of adults now own a smartphone. While parks are a great place to put your phone down and take a deep breath, there are also opportunities to use apps to get a deeper understanding of our...

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Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a preview look at the Grand Rapids Public Museum exhibit Real Pirates. Real Pirates tells the true story of...

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Story Matters: Evelyn Searl remembers attending ball in The Morton House

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Rapidian created a special story fort for SiTE:LAB's Preview Party on Tuesday, September...

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Monroe Center Architectural Walking Tour

by (Winslow DiPiazza)

Submitted 08-29-2014 under

Depart from the Grand Rapids Art Museum GoSite. We will walk the length of Monroe Center from Pearl Street to Division and back highlighting buildings their architecture and histories.   Special arrangements to tour a building are in the works...

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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GR Public Library to host History Detectives day of presentations

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, January 18 the Grand Rapids Public Library will host its sixth annual History Detectives event. The itinerary for the day is listed: 9:30 “Women and WWII: New Roles and Old Stereotypes” with Dr. Richard Harms 10:30 “...

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