Kutsche Office of Local History celebrates project

Mayor George Heartwell listens to a Cook Library Scholar.
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Mayor George Heartwell listens to a Cook Library Scholar.
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The young scholars who worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood celebrated the successful conclusion of their project at the Cook Library Center September 18.

“Portrait of a Community” includes a video documentary and archive materials collected by Cook Library Scholars, 31 students who are in grades K-8. Melanie Shell-Weiss, director of Grand Valley’s Kutsche Office of Local History, facilitated the project with Cook Library Center staff members.

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and other area leaders joined CLS scholars and their families for the celebration.

View the exhibit at the Cook Library Center, 1100 Grandville Ave. SW. It will remain up through the end of the year.