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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

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Romancing the Stone: A Brief History of Curling in  Grand RapidsCorner at the CenterBrick Streets of Grand Rapids: 1891 - 1911The Power of Speech Maybury Photo Essay Bibliography and End NotesMaybury Photo EssayFull Treestone ViewMonroe Avenue

Grand Rapids Oldest Selfie

The city may be able to claim the world’s oldest selfie. Take a look and let us know via our Contact Page if you've seen one that is older. 

We've Moved the Furniture!

Take a tour of Furniture City History. Find out more about Grand Rapids. A lot more. Made possible through a generous grant by the Furniture Manufacturers’ Heritage Advised Fund, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Furniture City History is a brand new Grand Rapids Historical Commission sister-site that will continue to evolve as a local history resource. Moving always creates surprises. We've tried our best to make a smooth transition, but if you spot missing links or other blunders please let us know via our Contact Page.the Furniture City History flag on the right.

Furniture City History

Click the Furniture City History flag at the left to visit our sister-site where Grand Rapids furniture history resides.

Father Morrow Collection

It is a pleasure to work with Father Dennis Morrow and to present some of the many historical pieces he has created. Don’t miss the Historic Theater Listing, the History of Streets, and check on some of his other interesting items in Collections.

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