History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

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Date(s) - 01/20/2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Branch



A day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics include:

  • Welcome to Madison Square

  • Elective Detectives and Crowdsourcing Grand Rapids Women’s History

  • Marking History: State Historical Markers in Grand Rapids

  • African Americans in Early Grand Rapids

  • Dress Discoveries: Fashion and the Voigt Family

  • The North End Gets a Name

All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and seating is offered first come, first served. There will be an overflow room available with simulcast video presentation. A boxed lunch is available for purchase. Email rsvp@grpl.org to purchase a lunch.