Vacant Riverside Elementary 2014.  Photograph by Pam VanderPloeg copyright 2014.

Vacant Riverside Elementary 2014.  Photograph by Pam VanderPloeg copyright 2014.

West Michigan Modern is super-excited to be a part of History Detectives at the Grand Rapids Public Library on Library Street, Saturday, January 28, 2017.   http://www.grpl.org/event/history-detectives-sleuthing-local-history-2/

WMM's presentation is in the afternoon and will focus on the beautiful mid-century schools built during the first phase of the Grand Rapids Park-School Plan from 1951-1961 - how it all came to be and what's happened to these modern schools!   History Detectives is an awesome and very popular all-day event (you can pre-order a box lunch) and there are several wonderful presentations on a wide variety of topics.  

Here is a preview of a few of the 100 presentation images:

Hope to see you there but if you can't make it watch for information after January 28 on how you can get a copy of this story.