Charles Garfield: A Fascinating Citizen

jan 18

7:00 PM

111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503-3268    map

presented by Chris Reader

On his memory stone in Garfield Park, it says “Chas. W. Garfield - Useful Citizen, Lover of Trees.” Chris Reader will share how Charles W. Garfield was not just a useful citizen, but also one of our most fascinating. A teacher, graduate and staff member of Michigan State University, horticulturist, forester, bicycle enthusiast, reporter, museum founder, banker, city planner, state representative, and donor and promoter of parks and playgrounds, Garfield's influence on Grand Rapids and Michigan is profound, even today.

Please Note: We are Rescheduled for the Third Thursday, January 18

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

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

(616) 439-4747 (GRHS)

grhs.local@gmail.com

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