The Poor Farm: A Documentary

The Poor Farm: A Documentary film will premiere at the Park Theatre on River Street in Holland on May 24 at 6:00. There will be beer, wine, and snacks and a fabulous silent auction with lots of experiential items. Music provided by Ruth and Max Bloomquist of “Michigan Girl” fame.

Advanced tickets can BEST be secured by calling 616-738-4810 or 616-786-4847, online, or purchased at the door for $10 each.

Much of the research completed for the making of this film came from Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College, archival collection of the same name and we are a proud supporter of this event.

The Internet Archive

We’re increasingly cataloging our lives online, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, seemingly endless YouTube videos. It’s a digital-first and often digital-only world. The advantages of this unlimited digital storage seem obvious, but how permanent are some of those records? How do we preserve digital history?Internet history is fragile. This archive is making sure it doesn’t disappear.

The Dream and Reality of Carousel Mountain Ski Resort

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From 1963-1973 Carousel Mountain ski resort provided nearby skiing for thousands of West Michigan inhabitants thanks to the vision of Norm Archer. Read more about this Holland area recreation hot spot in the latest issue of the Joint Archives of Holland Quarterly newsletter.

Board of World Missions Annual Reports Now Online

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The Board of Wold Missions annual reports and Women’s Board of World Missions annual reports are now online for the researchers to use for research. This additional material is part of the Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College’s ongoing mission to make available rare and unique archival materials to researchers around the world.