Local History

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Michigan Gold & Silver: Mining in the Upper Peninsula by Daniel FountainThe Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan by Thomas DilleyThe Enduring Legacy of Albertus C. Van Raalte as Leader and Liaison by Jacob E. NyenhuisPioneers, Reformers, & Millionaires by Elizabeth Homer

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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 DeVriesPatrick JouppiJerry SmithRuth Wilson