The Ethnic Heritage Festival to Take Place at GRPM on November 3

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Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids is known as a community that celebrates its cultural diversity. The Ethnic Heritage Festival will provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about the different ethnicities that make up the Grand Rapids community. The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 3 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 10 AM – 2:30 PM.

Part of the Newcomers: People of This Place exhibition

Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids is a community that has been embracing cultural differences dating as far back as the time of the settlers. Newcomers to the area keep this spirit alive in the various businesses, restaurants, churches, and rituals that continue to be a part of our vibrant community today.

Photo courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

GRPM is celebrating these differences with performances taking place in the Meijer Theater, as well as beer tastings, and presentations. All of these will be included in the price of general admission to the museum.

Guests will be welcome to explore the museum’s existing exhibits as well as two new ones that focus on culture and diversity. These include Newcomers: The People of This Place which focuses on ethnic groups that have settled in the Grand Rapids area, and Anishinabek: The People of This Place which focuses on the region’s Native American culture.

 

Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Museum

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about your community and the people and cultures that make it what it is, the Ethnic Heritage Festival is the event for you. Mark your calendars to find out more about the foundations of your community and why it’s the vibrant hub it is today.

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