presented by Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian Emeritus...
presented by Mike Klawitter and...
Who the Heck is Abner Doubleday: Baseball and the Civil War
Strike! How The Furniture Workers Strike of 1911 Changed Grand Rapids
($11.96 for Historical Society members)
At the beginning of the 20th century, furniture factories dominated the physical and economic landscape of Grand Rapids. More than 60 factories employed more than 5000 workers making it truly the “furniture capital” of the...
The New Year brings GRHS Programs: January 8 Federal Building to Woodbridge N. Ferris Building - Renewal and Reconnection, and January 17 Grand Rapids Public Library’s award-winning: History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History, February 12 Roberta Griffith — Visionary, March 12 offers Open Door: The One Hundred Year History of Grand Rapids Junior/Community College, April 9 asks, Who the Heck is Abner Doubleday: Baseball and the Civil War, and lastly May 14 our Annual Banquet and Baxter Award Program: The Berkey and Gay Litigation of 1933-34. The Furniture City's Struggle Against the Corporate Raider, The Simmons Bedding and Furniture Company.