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Looking Into Grand Rapids’ Past

Posted at 9:12 AM, Jan 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-11 09:12:14-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- You may have lived here your entire life but do you know the history behind Grand Rapids?

The Grand Rapids Public Library is helping you dive in with a day long series on the history of the city.

It is on Saturday, January 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library. Each session lasts 45 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.

Session topics include:

  • Women and WWII: New Roles and Old Stereotypes
  • When the Automobile Came to the Furniture City
  • Mr. Rover Visits Grand Rapids
  • The Mystery of West Michigan’s Sunken Canoes
  • Remembering Grandville Avenue
  • Still Standing: 40 Years of Historic Preservation