Sunday Series

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Sunday Series

The Sunday Series in the Mary Jane Stryker Theater will go on hiatus for the summer.  We'll start again in September, with topics ranging from architecture to music, the environment, and, yes, graveyards!  Second Sundays are usually devoted to science, while the fourth Sundays remain history-focused.  Programs begin at 1:30 pm and are always FREE!

Check out
Kalamazoo Valley Museum on the Air
on Public Media Network on channels 191
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
11 a.m, 3 p.m., and 8 p.m.

  • KVCC's Tower of Light with Scott Myers, KVCC Faculty
    September 11, 2016
    A short presentation on the origins of the most distinctive architectural feature of KVCC's Texas Township campus and its designer, Alden B. Dow.

  • Here I Stand: One City's Musical History with Sonya Hollins, author
    September 25, 2016
    Hear abut the talented African American musicians who honed their skills in Battle Creek. With never-before-published photos and stories, Ms. Hollins will talk about her 10 years of research that led to the publication of this book.

  • Solve a Mystery with Chemistry with Kim Hilton (a.k.a. Chemical Kim), KVCC Faculty
    October 9, 2016
    Come and learn with hands-on activities about the physical and chemical changes that chemist can perform on substances to identify their compositions.

  • Early Cemeteries in Kalamazoo with Tom Dietz, historian
    October 23, 2016
    Discover and explore some of the earliest cemeteries in Kalamazoo and the stories buried in them.

  • A Sense of Place: The Past, Present, and Future of Southwest Michigan's Characteristic Natural Communities with Tyler Bassett, PhD Candidate at MSU W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
    November 13, 2016
    Learn about the defining features of southwest Michigan's natural landscape, how this landscape has changed since European settlement, and what is being done to maintain and restore the most important elements.

  • Preserving Your Family's Textiles with Kalamazoo Valley Museum staff Regina Gorham and Sarah Humes
    December 11, 2016
    Get tips and techniques for proper care and storage of your family's treasured textiles.