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Grand Rapids Press Reporter Garret Ellison honored with 2015 Baxter Award by the Grand Rapids Historical Society

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Press Reporter Garret Ellison was honored with the 2015 Baxter Award Thursday, May 14, by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.   The award was presented in recognition of Garret's  numerous, highly researched and...

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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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Women at the Bar: Grand Rapids Attorneys in the 1870s - 1970s

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join us on a trip back in time when Grand Valley State University professor Ruth Stevens traces the history of the first women attorneys in Grand Rapids, bringing to life their intrepid journeys in a career overwhelmingly dominated by men.  ...

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Free program looks at life of Progressive Era activist: Educator Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

­­­Who was Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss? The question brings a blank stare from most area residents. Yet this local Progressive Era activist was on the forefront of numerous significant community contributions after she arrived in Grand...

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Several Grand Rapidians honored by Michigan historical societies

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 10-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

The late Eva McCall Hamilton, Michigan's first female legislator and the only Grand Rapids woman to serve in the Michigan State Senate, and local environmentalist Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray were among eight women and one women's organization...

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Cultural historian Kevin Finney honored with 2012 Baxter Award

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 05-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kevin Finney, local cultural historian, outdoorsman and scholar, was honored with the 2012 Baxter Award Thursday night by the Grand Rapids Historical Society at its annual banquet at the Women's City Club. Finney is widely known for his...

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Learn about the early years of the Fulton Street Farmers Market

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Travel back into the early part of the 20th century Thursday evening when we learn how local residents -- mostly women-- tried to fight the high cost of food prices by convincing leaders to establish farmers markets, including the popular and...

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Presentation to explore legacy of Jaycees founder

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 02-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

A Central High School principal’s extraordinary leadership among his Grand Rapids students during the early 1900s will be explored Thursday during a presentation about Dr. Jesse B. Davis, a multi-faceted visionary whose positive impact on the...

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Discover legendary St. Mark Episcopal Church's 175-year-old history

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 01-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join us Thursday evening, January 12 as we explore the legendary history of St. Mark Episcopal Church, a proud downtown landmark that can trace its beginnings to 1836.  Called the church of mayors, St. Mark's members have been longtime...

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Explore "Grand Rapids History: 'The Jewish Connection'" this Thursday evening.

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Discover the captivating history of early West Michigan Jewish immigrants when Temple Emanuel opens its doors for an archival tour and interesting program titled "Grand Rapids History: The Jewish Connection" this Thursday evening.  ...

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