Holland Area Historical Society: The Warm Friend Turns 92

Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Maas Center, Auditorium 264 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3616

This event is free and open to the public.

The Holland Area Historical Society focuses on the history and heritage of the Holland area. Its programs are designed to inform the membership through a series of quality presentations, tours, and other events focusing on the area’s past. Programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except where noted), eight times per year. If you are not a member, we encourage you to join our group and participate in an exciting year of programs!

The Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College provides administrative support for the Holland Area Historical Society so that its programs may be enjoyed by the both the Hope College and Holland communities.

Questions?  616-395-7798

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Research, Joint Archives


The Warm Friend Tavern and Hotel opened in 1925 as a premier hotel of the Midwest. Built by the Holland Furnace Company, it brought entertainers, sports figures and hundreds of visitors to downtown Holland. The Warm Friend, now operated by Resthaven as an independent living center, continues to be a Holland landmark. Join Glenn Lowe and Susan Etterbeek DeJong as they present the 91 year journey of the hotel.

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