The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “The Arts and Crafts Furniture of the Charles Limbert Company” on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Winants Auditorium is located in Graves Hall at 263 College Avenue on the […]
We are over the moon knowing that the Joint Archives of Holland contributed archival materials to a new three-part, six hour film that will debut on local PBS stations July 8, 2019. Last February we were contacted for information about astronaut Col. Frank Borman’s visit to Hope College on February 19, 1970 to present at a […]
Read about history of James Dooley, the founder of Southern Normal School and father of Hope College’s first African American graduate James Carter Dooley, and African American students at Hope College in the Spring 2019 issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces clamored over the sides of large troop ships into 4126 landing craft, many of those LCVPs (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel), and prepared to storm several beaches of northern France in Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day. Preparation for this day started in the early 1942 as companies throughout the […]
The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “For Better, For Worse: Stories of the Wives of Early Pastors of the Christian Reformed Church” on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Maas Auditorium, Maas Conference Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Maas Auditorium is located at 264 […]
HISTORY OF BIG RED LIGHTHOUSE WILL BE SUBJECT OF MEETING HOLLAND — The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “Big Red Lighthouse: Aid to Navigation to Local Icon” on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Big Red lighthouse hasn’t always been big or red. Join local historians John Gronberg and Valerie van […]
A program titled “History of Design at Herman Miller” will be hosted by the Holland Area Historical Society on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 , at 7:30 p.m., at the Maas Center Auditorium, Hope College, 264 Columbia Avenue, Holland. This program is free to the public. The Herman Miller furniture line began in 1923 when an ambitious […]
Check out our latest Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter and learn more about the military conflict in Northern Russia fought by many West Michigan soldiers, from 1918-1919, after World War I had ended.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “How Much Dutch: The Linguistic Landscape of Holland, Michigan” on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Maas Auditorium, Maas Conference Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Maas Auditorium is located […]
Read about the story of a late 19th century Dutch immigrant family to the Chicago area, and their struggle to make good in America in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.