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Local History

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Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula by R. A. RiekkiMidwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach by Lisa M. RoseCar Crazy: The Battle for Supremacy Between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age by G. Wayne MillerReal, Honest Sailing: With a Great Lakes Captain by Gary Schmidt

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Second Chance for Programs

If you read our Link newsletter or peruse the website from time to time, you probably know that KPL has hosted many wonderful local history programs in recent years. We’ve covered topics related to architecture, neighborhoods, women’s history, shipwrecks, and even the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. All the local history programs have a Kalamazoo or Michigan focus. What you may not know is that most of these programs are recorded and the videos are made available on our website. Of course, nothing beats being at a program and having the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the presenter, but if you miss one, it’s not too late to enjoy it. ...


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Meet the Local History Staff

Beth TimmermanDavid DeVriesAlex MerrillJerry SmithRuth Wilson