local history

Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

“While I ride my bike down the street, I look up at the buildings. You look at the buildings differently after you hear what Caroline, the program’s tour guide has said,” remarks former college professor and owner of GR Paddling...

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

by (Taylor Fussman)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Throughout the history of Grand Valley State University, students have engaged in the constantly changing political and social climate in the world surrounding them. Students today have the opportunity to learn about these past events by visiting...

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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

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...

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Grand Rapidian's Kickstarter project has reach beyond the city limits

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under NEWS

All summer, Fred Quillin has been working on a campaign. He shut off his social life to focus completely on bringing the Grand Rapids Shirt Company (GRSC) a couple of steps closer to reality, made bearable by the conviction that he would soon return...

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Contributions of single, Dutch, immigrant women to GR in late 1800s presented Thursday

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Among the many nationalities that settled in Grand Rapids, the Dutch were well represented. Underrepresented, however, was an historical account of the Dutch women and their contributions to the Grand Rapids area. Join us this week when author...

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