Tales from the Archives

The Holland Museum is hosting a new program series that explores local history topics supported by the Holland Museum’s collection and archives. The first two presentations will happen on Thursday, September 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. as a virtual program via Zoom.

Local historians Geoffrey Reynolds, from the Joint Archives of Holland, and Dave Brooks will discuss their research from the Museum archives. Enjoy a lively evening of history and conversation. During World War II Holland, boat building companies built large and small military vessels that would help win the war. Geoffrey Reynolds will present an illustrated history of Holland’s important part in this key war industry and its lasting effect on the community after hostilities ended. To close our evening, Dave Brooks will discuss the genealogy and family history of Sarah Tolk, the only person to lose her life in the 1871 Holland Fire.

Registration is required on Eventbrite through the Holland Museum website.

This is a free adult program. Donations appreciated.