History Club

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Happy New Year! Come join us for events in 2014!!


  • Behind the Scenes Museum Tour with the History Club!

·    Have you ever wondered how a museum works? This year History Club is organizing a behind the scenes museum tour of the Grand Rapids Public Museum to give students the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to run a museum.

·      When: March 21st, 2014.

·      Where: We will meet at the bus stop outside of the Mary Idema Pew Library at 1:15pm to take the bus together to the Grand Rapids Public Museum for our tour that starts at 2pm and the tour should last an hour and a half.

·      Costs: The History Club will be covering the cost of admission but people are free to bring money for something to eat afterwards.

·      To sign up email the History Club at Thetamail@gvsu.edu or thorwalr@mail.gvsu.edu with your name and telephone number by March 19th to reserve your spot.

  • "History Chat" is back! Mark your calendars for:
  • FEB 25; March 18 (9AM-2PM these two days)
    • What is it? Come have free coffee, and bagels. Meet in conference room outside the history office in MAK Hall.
    • Talk to your friends about classes over breakfast; 9 AM -2 PM, drop in for a chat and some coffee!

Last but not least, back by popular demand, wait for it...

  • The QUIZ BOWL 2014!
    • Thursday April 3rd beginning at 7:00 PM ending when we run out of questions or strength! ROOM TBA (stay tuned for the room number)
    • Get your teams together now and get ready to pit your wits against you friends!
    • Prizes and dinner!

  • Graduation Reception! All graduates welcome!
    • When: April 26th, after ceremony (about 5:45 PM)
    • Where: DeVos Center, University Club, Room 107C; coffee and cake served.

  • Follow us on Twitter at gvsuhistory

Our fearless leader, President Lynne Pearson, getting ready to rumble in the 2013 Quiz  Bowl!

        Quiz Bowl 2013!

Ross Argir, Judge and Jury!

                                                                                                                                                      Ready Bell!

First Place, The Shakesfeares!                 
                                                                 Second Place, The Smoking Horse Nomads!

          Third Place, The Tigers!

                                                          Student Scholars Day 2013       

Spotlight on Success: Hillery York, class of 2012

In her own words…

I graduated from GVSU, in the spring of 2012, with a BA in history and a minor in archaeology. I am currently attending George Washington University, in Washington, DC, to obtain my masters in Museum Studies, with an emphasis on numismatics. In addition to my studies I am conducting a yearlong internship in the National Numismatic Collection, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. In the collection I assist with various activities including collections management, updating the digital collections database and working on a new numismatic exhibit.

The National Numismatic Collection contains numismatic material from all around the world, including ancient and modern currency. The most exciting part of my job is opportunity to met and interact with researchers and collectors from around the world who share a passion for numismatic study.  I have also had the privilege to obtain an internship at the National Library of Medicine, on the campus of the National Institute of Health, coordinating their traveling exhibition program.

·      Contact information: yorkh44@gmail.com or yorkh@si.edu

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