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October 7, 2017, Docomomo-US/MI Tour Day 

Watch for grand rapids events

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5-7pm

Design Quest is having a 45th anniversary party on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Where did you buy your modern furniture?  Where did your parents buy their furniture.  Design Quest is interested in exhibiting some of those modern pieces at their 45th Anniversary Party.  Check it out!

  http://www.designquest.biz/45th/

November 30 and December 7, 2017  Celebrating FLW's 150th birthday  

Two week class with lecture and tour celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 Birthday Anniversary Celebration.

Pam VanderPloeg for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aquinas College.

PAST EVENTS

April 6, 2017   Lecture and Book Signing

Kendal College of Art and Design

Grand Rapids, MI

6:30 Old Federal Building

Brian Conway, MichiganModern: Design that Shaped America

 

May 17-19, 2017  Michigan Historic Preservation National Conference

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE, PETOSKEY, MI

http://www.mhpn.org/?page_id=154

 

SATURDAY, JAN.28, 2017 HISTORY DETECTIVES, GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

http://www.grpl.org/history-detectives-2017-10th-anniversary/      

Check out West Michigan Modern's  presentation Jan. 28, 2017 from 2:00 - 2:45 pm
A Modern Vision Realized: The Mid-Century Park School Development Program
Presenter Pam VanderPloeg;  Sponsor:Grand Rapids City Archives

RIVERSIDE PARK ELEMENTARY | PHOTOGRAPH BY PAM VANDERPLOEG COPYRIGHT 2014

RIVERSIDE PARK ELEMENTARY | PHOTOGRAPH BY PAM VANDERPLOEG COPYRIGHT 2014

In 1951, a successful Grand Rapids Public Schools millage vote launched a twenty-year building program to solve the crisis of aging, overcrowded schools and the post-World War II baby boom. A collaboration between the schools, prominent West Michigan architects and the Grand Rapids Parks Department, led by landscape architect Fred See, created beautiful modern schools set in expansive parks in old and new neighborhoods, and brought national recognition. The story of how that program unfolded, and of the fate of those schools today, will be told through original and contemporary photos and images.

http://www.grpl.org/history-detectives-2017-10th-anniversary/

For more information on presentation and more contact:  

West Michigan Modern  | 505 Cherry SE #501| Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 |  616-477-4340  |  westmichiganmodern@gmail.com