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Tales from the Archives: Let's Plant Beauty: The Story of Lida Rogers

Thursday May 5 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Holland Museum
31 W 10th Street

Deborah Schakel will present on Lida Rogers, a woman who not only inspired the current Tulip Time Festival but was a steward of the beauty of all Holland, and as a biology teacher, planted Keppel Woods with her students for 20 years. Her presentation will cover Lida’s early life and teaching career in Holland, the early history of Tulip Time, and her work at the school forest.

Thursday, May 5, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
In-person at the Museum Spark!Lab. Masks are encouraged.
Donations appreciated.
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This program is part of the Holland Museum “Tales from the Archives” series which explores local history topics supported by the Holland Museum’s collection and archives.

About Deborah Schakel
Deborah Noe Schakel is a Holland native, with a Hope College degree in theater. She earned her Masters in Theater from the University of Minnesota. As a charter member of Hope Summer Repertory Theater, she created the Children’s Performance Troupe. After teaching theater and English for 25 years at Grand Haven Schools, she now researches and presents on Holland history with South Shore Drive and Ottawa Beach Road. She worked as a guide and volunteer with the Cappon House and DeZwaan Windmill.

Her interest in history follows her parent’s guidance with many spring break trips to battlefields and Williamsburg. Her admiration for the work of Beatrix Potter emerges as both a performance and a presentation of her life. Storytelling with programs in libraries and schools fuels her interest in folklore and myth. She continues to work a few hours at Reader’s World, Holland’s independent bookstore for over 50 years.


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