Tim Priest: Silver Dust Blue detergent box+

Heavy duty Silver Dust Blue detergent, you know, for washing clothes.  Isn’t it evident on our packaging?  We clearly show...

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Charles Honey: Museum Guitars+

There she stands, sleek and sexy, like a John Glenn-era rocket ready to launch: the Gibson Flying V. I am...

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Dalin Clark: Fossils+

Rock On I’ve loved rocks for as long as I can remember. They’re beautiful, fascinating and completely useful. For ages,...

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ArtifactGR on Fox17+

Thanks to Emily Richett for coming down and talking with us about the project. She will be back through after...

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Jeff Hill: Fox Typewriter+

qwerty Clack…clack…clack…clack…clack…clack…clack…clack came the sound from Mr. Shipman’s class on the first day of school. Or maybe it was Mr....

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Video: Paul Propst: Herman Miller CoStruc cart+

CoStruc cart and drawers comments by Paul Propst, son of Robert Propst The rolling cart with the bright colored drawers...

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Jennifer Metz: Floor Tiles from the old City Hall+

These tiles from the demolished Old Grand Rapids City Hall make me so annoyed.  I like how they look and...

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Dr. David Rosen: Dentist Chair+

Dentist Chair Skeletal and sleekly sinister, the chair’s spine grins like a skull and each arm seems a scythe carried on...

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Miranda Curtiss: Voigt Cream Flakes Box+

Artifact: Voigt Cream Flakes Box It seems a bit silly to be writing a whole entry on an old box. ...

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Tess Dornan: The Queen’s Watch+

In the abandoned streets of London, young Eliot ran in the shadows. It was the year 1912.  Thieves were about...

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Lee Davis: Button Dress+

My mom used to sew. As most women who grew up during World War II and through the 50’s, sewing...

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Anna Zaharakos: The Iron Lung and Margaret Pfrommer+

The Iron Lung and Margaret Pfrommer By Anna Zaharakos, Owner, Studio Z, Grand Rapids, MI When my daughter Eva and...

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Anna Dornan: Pirate Ship+

In the hands of a child, everything is magical. All things are meant to be explored and played with. Everything...

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Mark Holzbach: Wonder Horse+

The Grand Rapids Public Museum archive includes a Wonderhorse exactly like the one my parents gave me in the early 1960’s while...

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Sara Herscher: Hamilton Beach Milk Shake Maker+

Walking through row after row of machines, kid’s toys, furniture, and tools, I was inspired by so many beautiful artifacts....

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Toni Bal: Wheelchair+

This photo is of a wooden wheelchair from the early part of the 20th century. What do you see? Oak...

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Video: Mayor George Heartwell My Museum+

Mayor George Heartwell visits the old Public Museum at 54 Jefferson and shares his memories of the exciting, entertaining and...

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Dr. Gregory Crowell: The Harpsichord+

Unlocking a Voice from the Past Dr. Gregory Crowell Like cooks or gardeners, musicians depend on having the correct tools...

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Tom Newhouse: The Herman Miller Ottoman+

The Alexander Girard Round Ottoman has special design meaning for me. Upon graduation from the University of Michigan School of...

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Video: Dale Robertson Talks about ArtifactGR+

Dale Robertson, President & CEO of Grand Rapids Public Museum, shares his thoughts on the importance of the Artifact project...

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