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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

Learn research techniques from the pros at the Grand Rapids Public Library while sleuthing for historical information about your home.

/Eric Tank

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On Saturday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m the Midtown Neighborhood Association is organizing a field trip to the Grand Rapids Public Library. The purpose will be to research owners houses with guidance from Local History and Special Collections department staff. Individuals will learn how to conduct their own research. 

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs of their home or neighborhood, and something to take notes on. Individuals are asked to RSVP via the Midtown Association Facebook page so they can reserve an appropriate sized room. 

"Midtown is very excited to be able to parnter with GRPL in bringing this learning opportunity to residents of Midtown," says Kelly Otto, Executive Director. "Homes are not just places to hang our hats but are also often considered a real part of the family. Come learn more about yours!" 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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