New Perspectives from Data Analytics and Local/Digital History
Friday, December 2, 2022
Herrick District Library Auditorium, 300 S. River Ave.
Free Adult Program, donations encouraged
This program is part of the Holland Museum “Tales from the Archives” series which explores local history topics supported by the Holland Museum’s collection and archives. It is also a part of the Hope College History Department Colloquium Series.
For more than a century, the Ottawa County Poor Farm was a place some people called home, and a source of identity in the county’s community. But time has erased memories of its significance. This past summer (2022), Hope College students Chloe Bares, Aubrey Brolsma, and Ty Overhiser along with Wayne Tan, Associate Professor of History, worked together to find new perspectives on the Poor Farm. Using rare historical records and new digital and data analytical tools, this presentation breathes new life into stories about the Poor Farm–its residents and their lives, and its rise and decline in the timeline of the community’s history. (Holland Museum)