Tri-Cities Historical Museum's Grand River Packet

What was the goal of this project?

The museum wanted to give this publication more value to its patrons to help increase the interest in attending the museum. We decided to make it more of a magazine size publication. They had a limited budget for it, so the cover was four-color process while the body was black & white. The idea seemed the logical move because the bulk of the images used were old black & white photos. They also sold sponsorship ads that helped offset the cost.

Below are flipbook versions of the project for the three years we produced it and handled getting it printed.


Man and Nature: Robert Duncan and his legacy that
is Duncan Woods.

Duncan’s Wood – A poem by John Lindemuller

Lawyer Duncan: A Vandal’s Appreciation

Adaptation and Survival: The Story of Fruitport

Historical Sketch of the Grand Haven Fire Department

From the scrapbooks of Captain Joe Sickman and Don Reed 20

Grand Haven’s Drummer Boy & the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters

Grand Haven’s Lighthouse: P 29 reserved for Posterity

The Lights That Guide in the Night

Grand Haven Area Public Schools Lighthouse Writing Project


Hard Work Is Formula For Young 82-Year Old
Holland Evening Sentinel, September 14, 1946

Passenger Pigeons: A Recipe for Extinction
by Mary Mihovich

Water Wonderful!
The Story of Grand Haven’s Musical Fountain

Contributed by Meredith Meyer, Kevin Geary, Catherine Reed,
and Jane Ladley

The Bridges of Ottawa County: Past & Present
Contributed by John Posthuma and Jane Ladley

Freemasonry In Grand Haven: A Brief History
By Robert Sheardy, Jr., Past Master

On the Cutting Edge of Tradition: Local Bladesmiths & Knife Makers
By John Posthuma


Preachers, Teachers, Sisters, and Aunts By Marjorie Viveen

Grand Haven Board of Trade By Mary Mihovich

Akeley Institute By Wallace K. Ewing, Ph.D

The Gilda Porter Allen Story By Wallace K. Ewing, Ph.D

Centum Octoginta By Dave Seibold

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