Paths of Destruction - The Story of West Michigan's Worst Natural Disaster: The Tornadoes of April 3, 1956 with DVD
($23.96 for Historical Society members)
With material collected by author Ernie Ostuno, an employee of the National Weather Service, the book includes:
- a narrative of the events that day
- newspaper headlines, maps, and photos
- over 100 personal...
TONIGHT – THU 9 FEB 7:00 PM
Brookby and the Blodgetts
by Jeff Sytsma
Who were the Blodgetts? What did they do? What’s the story behind that palatial estate in East Grand Rapids people refer to as the Blodgett Mansion? Find the answers to these questions as we look at the person of John W. Blodgett and the home he and his wife built, which still stands today as a testament to an era of Downton Abbey, Gatsby, and the Roaring 20s.
Grand Rapids Public Library
Ryerson Auditorium, 2nd Floor
See you there!