local history http://wmuk.org en Federal Center Housed Famous Americans as Army Hospital, Sanitarium http://wmuk.org/post/federal-center-housed-famous-americans-army-hospital-sanitarium <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/ext/html/site/hb/category/25431/actionParameter/exploreByBuilding/buildingId/787" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> building in Battle Creek is mainly serves as offices for the Defense Logistics Agency which provides supplies and services to U.S. military forces.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The building has a colorful history and is on the National and State Register of Historic Places.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:29:47 +0000 Nancy Camden 13040 at http://wmuk.org Federal Center Housed Famous Americans as Army Hospital, Sanitarium Take your own tour of Kalamazoo architecture! http://wmuk.org/post/take-your-own-tour-kalamazoo-architecture <p>Retired Western Michigan University professor of art Charles Stroh spent five years putting together six walking tours of Kalamazoo’s architecture. He gathered information for the tours from his year-long column with the Kalamazoo Gazette called <em>Hidden Kalamazoo</em> and extra credit assignments from his old classes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">You can pick up Charles </span>Stroh’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> CD on Kalamazoo architecture at Petals and Postings, Bella Patina, Retro, and through Stroh himself.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:20:47 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11769 at http://wmuk.org Take your own tour of Kalamazoo architecture! See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum http://wmuk.org/post/see-whats-hiding-storage-grand-rapids-public-museum <p>At the <a href="http://www.grmuseum.org/collections">Grand Rapids Public Museum</a>, only ten percent of the nearly quarter of a million objects are on exhibit at any one time. The rest of the collection is carefully archived in a couple-hundred-thousand square feet of space.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:54:49 +0000 Nancy Camden 11399 at http://wmuk.org See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum Small town newspaper is historic, but still relevant http://wmuk.org/post/small-town-newspaper-historic-still-relevant <p>In small communities, people depend on the weekly newspaper for local news. The <a href="http://www.pawpawcourierleader.com/">Paw Paw Courier-Leader</a> carries on a long tradition that dates back to 1843. These days, obituaries are posted on their website as soon as they get them, but otherwise the pace is slow.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:25:53 +0000 Nancy Camden 11099 at http://wmuk.org Small town newspaper is historic, but still relevant Bissell Sweepers company claims first female CEO in America http://wmuk.org/post/bissell-sweepers-company-claims-first-female-ceo-america <p>Years ago, the only way to clean carpets was to sweep them off with a broom and to hang them on a line and use a wire carpet beater, to beat the dust out. The next development was a carpet sweeper.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:00:29 +0000 Nancy Camden 11009 at http://wmuk.org Bissell Sweepers company claims first female CEO in America