Grand Rapids Junior College Building 1950

courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library, Robinson Studio Collection #125

Santa Parade down Monroe Ave, Nov. 4, 1950

From the Robinson Studio Collection, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids Federal Post Office Circa 1920

Courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library Photo Collection #54

Streetcar along Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids 1910

courtesy of The Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Photo

Pearl Street Bridge, ca. 1874

From the George E. Fitch Collection, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library

Pearl Street Bridge

Photo courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library Post Card Collection

Brookby Estate of John W. Blodgett

photo courtesy of Jeffrey Sytsma

The Train at Herpolsheimers

From the Robinson Studio Collection, courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library

Berkey & Gay Furniture Co Plant No. 1

Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library Photo Collection

Winter Driving in John Ball Park, ca. 1932

Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library Post Card Collection

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dec

Grand Rapids Historical Society - Griffins Hockey Nights

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jan

Federal Building to Woodbridge N. Ferris Building - Renewal and Reconnection

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jan

History Detectives Day

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We are excited that Fall is finally here!  This means that our programs have started.  As in the past, our Kick-Off Program is our annual cemetery tour led by Tom Dilley.  Our biggest program, this year we are giving the tour four times over two days.  Click on the links on the left of the screen for times and more information.  We hope to see you there 

ALSO - Tom Dilley's book on GR cemeteries: “The Art of Memory” has been published!  Pick up the very first copies at one of our Cemetery Tours for the discounted price of $35!  Cash and credit card will be accepted.