Grand Rapids Junior College Building 1950

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Robinson Studio Collection #125

Santa Parade down Monroe Ave, Nov. 4, 1950

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Robinson Studio Collection #125

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Program Change for February 12

POSTPONED: The Exciting Early History of African American Women’ Clubs

Pearl Street Bridge 1875

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, George E. Fitch Collection #18

Abner Doubleday circa 1800s

photo courtesy of Bruce Allardice

Pearl Street Bridge

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Postcard Collection #78

Brookby Estate of John W. Blodgett

photo courtesy of Jeffrey Sytsma

The Train at Herpolsheimers

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Robinson Studio Collection #125

Berkey & Gay Furniture Co Plant No. 1

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, GRPL Photo Collection #54

Winter Driving in John Ball Park, ca. 1932

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Postcard Collection #78

Upcoming Events:

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Roberta Griffith - Visionary

presented by Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian Emeritus...

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Who the Heck is Abner Doubleday: Baseball and the Civil War

Who the Heck is Abner Doubleday: Baseball and the Civil War

Latest:

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.