Grand Rapids Public Museum

Museum to remember Peter Cook with free Carousel Rides

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 12-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 In 1981 Peter C. Cook, and his wife Pat were leaders in the Grand Rapids Public Museum campaign to acquire an antique Carousel and to build the pavilion to house the featured attraction. The prominent stone and glass structure bears their name...

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SBV of the Week: Wood lathe operator for the GR Public Museum

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 11-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from The Grand Rapids Public Museum. If woodworking is your ...

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Sculpture a culmination of years of experience for Artprize artist Brent Harris

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Some things are a long time in the making. For Kalamazoo based artist Brent Harris, bringing his bronze sculpture piece "Gatherer" to life is a process that began approximately a decade ago. The sculpture is showing at the Grand Rapids...

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GR Public Museum Welcomes New Foundation Board Members

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 06-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

      The Grand Rapids Public Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Friends Foundation Board, effective immediately.   The Friends Foundation is the parent organization of the...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Recycles Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit Banners

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is going green by recycling large pieces of museum history. The Museum has partnered with PriorLIFE to create bags from recycled promotional banners for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit. The Leonardo da Vinci bags will be...

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by (UICA)

Submitted 05-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

ARTcation is a community wide collaboration between arts and humanities organizations that use downtown Grand Rapids as a learning laboratory. By combining our resources, we provide students with free programming that supports multi-sensory...

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The old Public Museum exhibits

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 03-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Ever wonder what happens to the museum exhibits when they are no longer on display?  Well in Grand Rapids they are stored at the old public museum on the corner of Jefferson and State Street.  Recently, my husband and I were fortunate...

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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes...

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