Local History Roundtable
Upon retirement as a school psychologist, Viveen pursued her passion for local history. She chaired several preservation projects, founded the Dusty Dozens history group, was named the Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s 2010 Historian of the Year, and lead the 2012 Grand River Greenway Celebration Committee for the Ottawa County Parks. Viveen is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles. She is currently working on her second book with co-author Wallace Ewing, detailing the lives of Rix Robinson’s 1830 fur trading crew.
Paul is a retired history teacher from Grand Haven. He has been interested in Grand Haven history and particularly in its railroads. As a student, he explored the Ferry family as a possible dissertation topic and has written on the family including a biography of Thomas White Ferry.
Eric is the Director of the Repatriation, Archvies and Records department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Eric has worked on over thirty succussful repatriations for ancestral Native American human remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). In addition to repatriation work, Eric has helped coordinate several museum exhibits, locally and nationally, highlighting the history of the Odawa tribe. Eric currently sits on the state of Michigan War of 1812 bicentennial commission, Emmet County Historical Commission and is a trustee board member for the Harbor Springs History Museum. Eric is also a former NAGRPA Review Committee member. Eric is an Anishnaabe from Cross Village, Mi.
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