The Public Museum of Grand Rapids traces back its roots over 150 years to 1854, placing it among the oldest museums in the United States. In 1994, the museum moved from Jefferson Ave to its current location, the Museum Center on Pearl Street. The center hosts a number of traveling national exhibits, as well as permanent exhibits. On the first […]
The owners of Hopcat and Stella’s pay tribute to Grand Rapids’ brewing past with the Grand Rapids Brewing Co., Michigan’s first all-organic brewery. Sample beers like the Silver Foam American lager or the Rosaylnn Bliss Blonde ale while filling up on gastropub specialties like poutine, meatloaf, mac & cheese, burgers and chicken & waffles.
The Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL (American Hockey League) are the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings (NHL). The Griffins take the ice at Van Andel Arena between October and April. August 2, 2005 The Griffins announced today that their home opener for the 2005-06 season will be moved up one week to October 8 instead of October […]
The story of GRAM has humble beginnings. Founded as the Art Association of Grand Rapids in 1910 with just $441 and 11 paintings, the organization held temporary art exhibits in buildings around downtown. In 1924, the Association moved into a Greek revival home on Fulton Street, where it stayed for nearly 60 years, before moving into the historic Federal Building […]
Celebrating childhood is at the heart of the mission of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Located downtown on the corner of Fulton and Sheldon, the facility provides a fun, interactive and hands-on environment that helps children learn about the world around them. Beautifully surrounded by steel beams and exposed brick, the museum interior offers numerous permanent exhibits in a kid-friendly […]