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Camp Curious Coming to Grand Rapids Public Museum This Summer

Summer can be tough time for kids and parents. You're always looking for things to do, hoping your kids are having safe fun and not bored all the time. Well, the Grand Rapids Public Museum has just the answer with Camp Curious!

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Bing Goei to Speak About Migration to Michigan for World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan continues their fascinating series on Michigan and it's economic growth this coming Monday, February 8 with Bing Goei.

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GVSU Student With Congenital Cardiac Condition Gets Tuition From Make-A-Wish Michigan

At 5 years old, Randall Wallace was diagnosed with a congenital cardiac condition. Now, at age 18, Wallace has been granted a wish from Make-A-Wish Michigan.

Wallace asked for tuition assistance to help him pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He is attending Grand Valley State University where he is double-majoring in pre-medical studies and biomedical engineering.

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Rosa Parks – An American Legacy Exhibit Opening at Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today a new mini-exhibit titled  - An American Legacy will open this Thursday, February 4, 2016. In this new exhibition, visitors will learn about Rosa Parks’ impact on the Civil Rights Movement and its connection to Grand Rapids.

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Iowa Caucus Explained with LEGOs Finally Makes Sense [Video]

Even the most seasoned voters have trouble understanding how a caucus works, but with this video of the Democratic Iowa Caucus explained with LEGOs, people of all ages (even those too young to vote) can understand how it works.

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A Victorian Tea at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) kicks off its 2016 Fashion and Tea programming on Saturday, February 13.

Learn about fashion, customs and culture from the Civil War Era into the 20th Century and explore the Museum’s Education Collection of vintage clothing, down to the tiniest detail.

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Women are More Than Sexual Beings Campaign Creates Shocking Video [Video]

In our world today, especially in advertising, women seem to be portrayed as sexual objects. They are objectified. Fair? Not fair? Not fair for our lives today.

I have six daughters, and along with my wife, am well aware of how women are pictured today in order to sell a product. We are overwhelmed by ads showing beautiful women, scantly clad, pitching a beer, car, vacation, yes, a golf course, whatever. I look, just like anybody else, but realizing that this is actually degrading. So, what can be done?

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It’s School Choice Week Throughout Michigan

National School Choice Week began yesterday in Michigan and across the country. There are 409 events planned here in Michigan to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and GRPS is planning a big one this Wednesday.

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Teacher Surprised With $10,000 As A Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award Winner
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School Choice Week in Michigan

National School Choice Week begins today in Michigan and across the country.

Governor Rick Snyder, Kent county leaders and others across Michigan have issued official proclamations recognizing this week as School Choice Week.

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Free Astronomy Classes and Telescope Tune-ups in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association will kick off its series of free astronomy classes with the Grand Rapids Public Museum on January 30.

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Begins Great Global Discussion Series

Global migration, climate change, cybersecurity, genocide prevention and normalizing relations with Cuba are a few of the dynamic topics being explored as the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan launches its 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming interactive programs this spring. New volunteer needs for the GRPM include help for new Science Tuesday programming, as well as organists to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Museum’s Meijer Theater.

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