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8th Annual Local History Roundtable. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

8th Annual Local History Roundtable. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Thursday, March 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Please join us for any part, or all, of the day!

8th Annual Local History Roundtable

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mary Idema Pew Library (GVSU Allendale Campus)

10-11:15 am: Keynote Address: "Home is Where the Art Is: Exploring the Idea of Home Through Art"
           Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen, author of three books and directs and teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco                               

11:30-12:45pm: Session 1: “West Michigan in the early 20th Century: Grand Rapids the Furniture City”
          Julie Tabberer, Head of Grand Rapids History & Special Collections at Grand Rapids Public Library

  • Session 2: “Reflections on Growing up Asian American in West Michigan" 
    Bich Minh Nguyen, To be held in 0072 Kirkhof Center

2 pm-3:15pm: “The Value of History Harvests: Oceana County”

  • Penny Burillo (Oceana County Hispanic Center)
  • Nora Salas (GVSU)
  •  Andy Schlewitz (GVSU)
  • Melanie Shell-Weiss (GVSU)
  • Walter Urick (Oceana County Historical Society)         

3:30-4:30pm: “A Home for Some, a ‘Home’ for All: How Saugatuck-Douglas grew and changed in the 20th Century,”
          Nathan Nietering, Executive Director, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society





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