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History Detectives

History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

What: 45-minute presentations by six experts on little-known aspects of local history, including:

• “Rescued from the Attic: A 1918 Grand Rapids Treasure Trove”
• “Uncovering Ray: From House History to Discovery of a Legendary Cartoonist”
• “Collective Biography: The Rewards of Prosopography”
• “The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Grand Rapids?”
• “Invaluable Services: Special Scouts in the Civil War”

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21

Where: Ryerson Auditorium, Level 3, Grand Rapids Public Library,
111 Library St. NE

Admission: Free

Lunch: 12:15-1 p.m., take your own or reserve a boxed lunch ($7) by 5 p.m. Jan. 18 by calling the library at[masked] or at [masked]. Library cafe is closed Saturdays.

More info: or phone[masked]; full schedule linked at

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  • Debi N.

    Wish I would have seen this before today. Have a sewing class this afternoon. Darn.

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun but I am out of town this weekend

    January 19, 2013

  • Linda C.

    Thank you, Pattie! This sounds like just my kind of thing. I appreciate the heads up!

    January 18, 2013

  • Pattie

    This is an FYI only. It is not really an Discover GR organized event but something I found out about and thought some of you would like to know about it.

    January 18, 2013

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