CANCELLED: A Journey from Plaster to Community: The Story of The GUB
Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Branch - 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 map
This presentation will explore the history of Grand Rapids’ southwest neighboring community since 1833. Beginning with the discovery and milling of plaster, the advent of the electric interurban, growth of the industrial sector, rise of two key commercial districts, we’ll look at the key pioneers, changes over time, and the parallel growth of several churches and schools. We’ll also touch on the friction between Grand Rapids and Wyoming Township throughout decades of successful and unsuccessful annexation efforts.
A Journey from Plaster to Community: The Story of The GUB
Presented by David Britten
All Grand Rapids Historical Society programs are FREE and OPEN to the Public. No Ticket Required.
FREE Parking in Ellis parking lot on the east side of Grand Rapids Public Library.