grand rapids public museum

Local History
9:54 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

See what's hiding in storage at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Collections Curator Alex Forist at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Credit Nancy Camden

At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, 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.

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Local History
9:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Bissell Sweepers company claims first female CEO in America

A 1909 ad for Bissell Sweepers

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.

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