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Civic Studio to host historical tour

Posted on April 01, 2014

Civic Studio will host Formed Histories: a guided spatial tour of the West Side of Grand Rapids. The tour will depart from Civic Studio’s current project space, Showroom, 428 Bridge St., on Monday, April 7 at 5:30pm. The tour is free, open to the public, and all ages.

Site-specific projects produced by Civic Studio will compliment a curated tour of important sites from local history on the West Side. These projects are meant to re-imagine life 100 years ago, making connections between the past, present, and future of the city.

Highlights of the tour include explorations of the rich history of labor, the former canal, and what lies below the highway. In addition, these site-specific projects will engage tour participants in an interactive, educational, and playful experience.

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The Civic Studio Project began at Showroom in January and will continue through April. For more about Civic Studio, visit

The Office for Public Culture is also in operation at Showroom with support from the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley. For more about this project, visit

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