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August 01 2019

Choosing my favorite historic photographs of the Kalamazoo area is a hard task for me.

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July 01 2019

As the historic preservation coordinator for the city of Kalamazoo, I see a lot of historic buildings and their befores and afters.

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March 29 2019

When you study the buildings of a community, you learn a great deal about architecture, but also about the people who designed and built

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February 01 2019

For most of his 90 years, Murphy Darden has been riding alongside the past and grabbing history by the horns.

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October 31 2018

Because Brian Wilson had excellent junior high and high school science teachers who sparked his interest in science and pushed him down a

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March 01 2018

More than 30 years ago, the U.S.

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November 01 2017

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum has more than 55,000 artifacts in its collection, and the collection grows every year.

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October 01 2017

Eighty percent of Kalamazoo is old buildings — how could I pick only five favorites?

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September 01 2017

A little black box born in a “cavernous basement” in Kalamazoo changed the music industry, and almost no one here noticed.

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September 01 2017

It doesn’t hurt to be reminded that it has been less than a century since women in the U.S.

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