Step Back in Time with History Detectives at the Grand Rapids Public Library

A consortium of local historical organizations invites you to step out of the winter cold and into our city’s rich

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Her Legacy

Meet the Women of West Michigan Who Made History  Hattie Beverly(1874 – 1904) First African-American School Teacher in Grand Rapids  by The

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Her Legacy: Gert Van Houten

Gert Van Houten (1891-1980) Born Clara Brown in Arkansas, “Gert” Van Houten renamed herself when she blossomed as a cartoonist

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