Grand Rapids Canal History from Water Power to Hydroelectricity


Friday, February 26, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Online
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students


Take a trip back to the dawn of the new century and the developments of the industrial revolution. Although Grand Rapids best known for its fine furniture, it is little known that the advances of water power and hydroelectric development had its beginnings here. Learn about the businesses that owe their advancement to the power of falling water. Join us as Jim Winslow, Trustee of Grand Rapids Historical Society, presents Grand Rapids history of water power and how it literally shaped the city and its future.

This webinar is part of our Grand Rapids Time Traveler Series.

This webinar will be held via Zoom, and anyone interested is welcome to join. 

Image caption: Wolverine Chair & Furniture Company Factory where the first use of hydroelectricity in North America happened 141 years ago on July 24, 1880. Photo Credit: Grand Rapids Public Museum Photo Collection.

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Location Information


This webinar will be held via Zoom, and anyone interested is welcome to join. 


Contact Information


Kutsche Office of Local History

kutsche@gvsu.edu

616-331-8099


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This event was added to the calendar by Alex Priebe (priebeal@gvsu.edu) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:42 p.m.