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History Detectives: History Detectives 2020

Grand Rapids Local History organizations sponsor History Detectives, a day-long FREE program hosted at the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Missed a session? Check out these streaming videos!

History Detectives 2020

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • Grand Rapids Public Library Main - Ryerson Auditorium

  • 111 Library St NE

History Detectives Logo

  • A day-long event showcasing six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history.
  • Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan.
  • Admission is FREE, and you are welcome to come to one - or all- of the programs.

Questions? Please email OR call 616-234-3038.

History Detectives 2020 Speakers Lineup

History Detectives 2020 Brochure: Printable PDF version


9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.Stage coach with horses


10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m.—1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.—1:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Map of the Black Hills of Grand Rapids


3:00 p.m.—3:45 p.m.