Sunday Discover Series
All programs are free, and begina at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
The Rise and Fall of Allied Paper
October, 13, 2019
Jeremy Winkworth presents the little-known history of Allied Paper, one of Kalamazoo’s most important industries from 1921 to 1988.
The Meaning of the Mandala
Sunday, November 10, 2019
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date, the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.
Preparing for rthe Holidays
December 8, 2019
Special guest Melissa Grant will help you plan now for the holiday chaos and discover ways to keep your family cal and peaceful with helpful tools anyone can use.
Woodstock: A Retrospective 50 Years in the Making
January 12, 2020
Issac Turner will discuss the context and legacy surrounding the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969.
Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
February 9, 2020
Miranda Grunwell from the Disability Network of Southwest Michigan will provide an insightful look at the history of activism by people with disabilities and allies to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans.
The Right Stuff at the Wrong Time: First Lady Astronaut Trainees
March 8, 2020
At the start of the Space Age, thirteen female pilots were tested by NASA doctor William Lovelace to see if they had the "right stuff" for space travel. Dr. Nicolle Zellner shares the story of these women, including two from Michigan, who passed - or excelled in - the same tests undertaken by the famous "Mercury 7" astronauts, but were denied the opportunity to fly in space.