How Parchment Came to Be

How Parchment Came to Be – Part 1 of Our Town: Parchment’s Early History presented by local historian Cheryl Lyon-Jenness.

This three-part program explores Parchment’s early history including the role of Jacob Kindleberger in the development of the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company, the growth of Parchment as a “model community for the world,” and the changes in the city as the paper industry evolved in the 1950s and 1960s.  Each program will include a talk about Parchment’s early history, an opportunity to browse through archival materials from the Local History Room, and refreshments from Parchment’s past.

Advance registration is requested to make sure we have enough chairs and refreshments.  If you register, you will receive a reminder email and/or telephone call.  Click HERE to register.

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday April 10 at 1:00: How Parchment Grew

Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00: How Parchment Changed


Apr 03 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Community Room
401 S Riverview Dr, Parchment, MI 49004