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EVENTS

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Tours | Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) presents the “Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Tours.” Curator Don Hollaway will lead a tour of the museum and discuss the life of First Lady Betty Ford using museum exhibits and artifacts. The first 25 GRPL cardholders will get in free when they present their GRPL library card. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The time for this event is 11 a.m., and it takes place at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl NW. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org.


Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, 2019 | Nashville, Michigan Sesquicentennial | Nashville

The Nashville, Michigan Historical Society presents “Nashville, Michigan Sesquicentennial.” Join us for dedications of a Michigan Historical Marker and a Milestone Marker, color-run, parade, cemetery tour, pancake breakfast, musical entertainment, games for kids, an antique marketplace, water-ball battle, displays of artifacts, Barry County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s Brew-fest, line dancing and fireworks. BYO picnic on Sunday with pie auction, beard contest and free ice cream social. Something for everyone! There is a Friday night kickoff and events all day Saturday. On Sunday, there is a Bring Your Own picnic, pie auction, beard contest, and a Mooville ice-cream social. All events take place in downtown Nashville. The cost is free except for the Brew-Fest tent. For more information, call (517) 582-0481 or visit www.nashville150.org/.


Monday, August 12, 2019 | August Free Second Monday | Holland

The Holland Museum presents “August Free Second Monday.” Check out our current exhibits including Spark!Lab. The time for this event is 4 to 8 p.m., and it takes place at the Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 796-3329 or visit hollandmuseum.org.


Monday, September 9, 2019 | September Free Second Monday | Holland

The Holland Museum presents “September Free Second Monday.” Check out our current exhibits including Spark!Lab. The time for this event is 4 to 8 p.m., and it takes place at the Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 796-3329 or visit hollandmuseum.org.


Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Welcome to the Graveyard | Battle Creek

The Willard Library presents “Welcome to the Graveyard.” The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to keep our dead alive, will present “Welcome to the Graveyard,” a virtual tour of the evolution of gravestones and cemeteries. The 90-minute presentation by Brenda Sullivan will be from the Gravestone Girls’ archives of photographs taken in cemeteries around the country and include notable Michiganders’ memorials. The time for this event is 3 p.m., and it takes place at the Willard Library, 7 W. Van Buren Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (269) 968-8166, email infodesk@willardlibrary.org, or visit willardlibrary.org.


Monday, October 14, 2019 | October Free Second Monday | Holland

The Holland Museum presents “October Free Second Monday.” Check out our current exhibits including Spark!Lab. The time for this event is 4 to 8 p.m., and it takes place at the Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 796-3329 or visit hollandmuseum.org.


Monday, November 11, 2019 | November Free Second Monday | Holland

The Holland Museum presents “November Free Second Monday.” Check out our current exhibits including Spark!Lab. The time for this event is 4 to 8 p.m., and it takes place at the Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 796-3329 or visit hollandmuseum.org.


Monday, December 9, 2019 | December Free Second Monday | Holland

The Holland Museum presents “December Free Second Monday.” Check out our current exhibits including Spark!Lab. The time for this event is 4 to 8 p.m., and it takes place at the Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (616) 796-3329 or visit hollandmuseum.org.

EXHIBITS

Saturday, May 18—Monday, September 30, 2019 | Herman Miller Summer Picnic Posters | Zeeland

The Zeeland Historical Society presents “Herman Miller Summer Picnic Posters.” The Zeeland Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit of Herman Miller picnic posters. This exhibit, on loan from the Muskegon Museum of Art,  features five posters designed by Steven Frykholm for the annual Herman Miller employee picnic. Also on view, from our permanent collections, is Herman Miller furniture designed by George Nelson and Charles Eames. Discover the story of the company that started in the small town of Zeeland and has become globally recognized for its design. The time for this event is during regular hours, and it takes place at Dekker Huis, Zeeland Historical Museum 37 E Main Avenue. The cost is free, donations accepted. For more information, call (616) 772-4079 or visit www.zeelandhistory.org.


Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, 2019 | Milwaukee Clipper Onboard Museums | Muskegon

The SS Milwaukee Clipper Preservation, Inc. presents “Milwaukee Clipper Onboard Museums.” The current onboard museums are being expanded by a new SS Aquarama exhibit and a Georgian Bay Line museum. These new exhibits include new ship models plus artifacts, dishes, souvenirs from the ships, and more from our extensive collection. The time for this event is Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and it takes place at the SS Milwaukee Clipper, 2098 Lakeshore Drive. The cost is free for members, $7 for non-members, and $5 for students. For more information, call (231) 722-2538, visit https://www.milwaukeeclipper.com/, or email res035d8@comcast.net.

 

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