Monday, June 1, 2015

Society to Host Annual Meeting and Walking Tour of Lansing Community College

The Historical Society of Greater Lansing is holding its annual meeting 11:45 a.m., Saturday, June 6 in Room 104 and 105 of the Arts & Sciences Building on the campus of Lansing Community College. Lunch will be provided by reservation only at 11:45, and a walking tour of the Campus will follow at 1 p.m. Call 517-282-0671 to reserve lunch.  Reservations must be made by June 1.

Lansing Community College (LCC) opened in downtown Lansing in 1957 and 50 years ago a millage was passed which provided funding for the expansion of the downtown campus. Since then the downtown campus has grown to encompass more than 40 acres spanning seven city blocks. In a typical year more than 18,000 students attend Lansing Community College.

Valerie Marvin, president of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, said LCC has become an important bookend at the north end of downtown as well as an integral part of our community’s advanced learning network.

She said LCC has also saved and maintained several historically significant buildings on the campus including the Carnegie Library, The Herrmann House and the Carrier Dodge House.

This past year the College began a major sculpture installation to beautify campus resulting in more than 25 sculptures on display; most of them either designed and or executed by current or former students and faculty.

“The campus has added significantly to the beautification of downtown Lansing while creating numerous quiet areas for reflection such as the Japanese Garden and koi pond,” Marvin said.

“The campus is very walkable and you will be able to immerse yourself in the history of LCC while taking in some wonderful art,” the Historical Society President said.

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