Saturday, March 8, 2014,
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Herrick District Library
300 S River Ave. Holland MI 49423
The March 8 general membership meeting will take place at the Herrick District Library in Holland MI. This large, modern public library serves as a center of community activities. The MARP meeting will take place in the Hazel Hayes Auditorium on the lower level of the Library.
Our usual no-host lunch will be at New Holland Brewing. After lunch, plan to spend some time browsing the interesting array of shops in downtown Holland or spend an hour or two exploring Holland’s history. Follow the links below.
If you would like to find a fellow member to carpool with, please reply to this email.
See You in Holland!
Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
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Just two blocks north of Herrick District Library and open 10-5 on Saturday. Currently exhibiting “Dutch Folklore: The Linocuts of Cornelia Van Geuns”.
Cornelia Van Geuns (1893-1959) was an artist, musician and singer who traveled to several West Michigan cities in 1941 to help raise money for Netherlands war relief. A series of linoleum prints was created by Miss Van Geuns to help raise money for the cause. Fifteen prints, representing Dutch songs, stories and customs will be on exhibit.
Holland’s first mayor and tannery owner, Isaac Cappon, built the Italianate mansion which remained in the family’s ownership from 1873 until 1980 and is furnished with one of the country’s largest collections of early Grand Rapids furniture. The tiny cottage known as the Settler’s House was built by ship’s carpenter and Irish Canadian immigrant Thomas Morrissey. It survived the Holland Fire of 1871 and is a window into the hardships faced by early settlers.