Lesser Known Grand Rapids Landmarks

may 8

7:30 PM

The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center - 2035 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508    map


presented by Michael J. Page

Do you know the location of most (or all) of the Grand Rapids Historic Landmarks and Historic Districts? Even the one that is totally outside the boundaries of the city? How about the landmarks that are not identified with a historical marker? Where is the oldest landmark? Where is the youngest landmark?

Beginning with a brief discussion of the process used to designate a landmark or district, Mike will take us on a pictorial tour of some of the lesser known (yet significant) historical landmarks. For each landmark, he will give little known facts and why it is important to the history of Grand Rapids.

Michael J. Page
Mike was born and raised in Grand Rapids. His direct ancestor, Loren M. Page, arrived here in 1836. Mike is a retired City of Grand Rapids employee, and for 10 years served as the staff support to the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. After retirement, Mike worked at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Mike enjoys property research, genealogy/family history and during the spring and summer months, he and his wife are one of the host families for baseball players with the West Michigan Whitecaps.  Mike has been known to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the games and has also led the fans in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

Mike’s program will be presented after our Annual Banquet and Fundraiser.

Change of venue this year.
The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center
Grand Central Plaza
2035 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

7:30 PM - Approximate Start Time

Presentation FREE and Open to the Public
No tickets necessary for program “Lesser Known Grand Rapids Landmarks”

If you are interested in joining our Annual Banquet and Fundraiser before the program [purchase your Banquet Tickets here]

Dates

may8

Mailing Address
Grand Rapids Historical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library St NE FL 4
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3268

(616) 988-5497 GRPL

grhs.local@gmail.com

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