Happy Anniversary…

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Over the years, local institutions, businesses and governments have celebrated different numerical milestones. Some have used this as an opportunity to sponsor celebrations, to use it for publicity or to publish books and booklets about their history. Last year, Kalamazoo College celebrated their Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary and published A Fellowship in Learning: Kalamazoo College 1833-2008 by Marlene Crandell Francis (H 378.774 F8191). Some other “celebratory” books we have in the Local History Collection include Brown and Golden Memories: Western Michigan University’s First Century by Larry Massie (H 378.774 M417) and A Century of Caring: The Upjohn Story by Robert D.B. Carlisle (H 338.8 C283) just to mention two. 

As far as who is celebrating anniversaries this year, so far we have the Kalamazoo Mall which turns 50, the Kalamazoo Country Club which turns 100, the City of Kalamazoo which turns 125, and Kalamazoo Central High School which turns 150.  Happy Anniversary to them and others who will be celebrating in 2009.


A Fellowship in Learning

Posted by Lynn Houghton at 04/24/2009 10:30:51 AM | 

Kalamazoo College celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2008.
Posted by: Lisa Godfrey ( Email ) at 4/27/2009 10:34 AM

Yes, you are certainly correct and I knew it but for some reason I didn't catch it. I apologize for that error. I remember Kalamazoo College's Sesquicentennial in 1983 when they dedicated the bells at Stetson Chapel and published some fine books. This institution has a wonderful heritage of noting their milestones.
Posted by: Lynn Houghton ( Email ) at 4/28/2009 5:21 PM

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