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January 30 2017

While the major civil rights struggles in the American South in the 1950s and ’60s were hundreds of miles away, segregation and racism st

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January 30 2017

Jim Gehring talks tools. Old tools.

Some are rare and valuable. Others, not so much.

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January 30 2017

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s engendered significant change in the United States.

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December 30 2016

Loïe Fuller was an American modern dancer who, between the 1890s and 1920s, experimented with huge costumes and what were then brand-new

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December 30 2016

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre looks the same as it did almost 90 years ago and has the same purpose and quality of product too.

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November 30 2016

One family’s history lesson: Learning from the layers

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November 30 2016

John Fetzer wanted to build a better world and set the foundation for it by establishing The Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo in 1954.

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November 21 2016

One of the most common questions local history reference librarians get is: What is the history of my house?

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October 31 2016

In the busyness of life, we often thirst for a place of quietude where we can reconnect, reflect and redirect our inner selves.

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October 31 2016

For John Reuter, who’s been a regular vendor at the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market for years, the reasons he farms with draft horses are simpl

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