GRIN CITY COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE
a part of
MAP OF THINGS NO LONGER HERE

Rachel Buse - Freesia McKee - Molly Rideout
June 4 - June 17, 2017

Who can someone call in Grinnell to get a shoe or standing mixer repaired? What if someone needs a video made? What if you're a retired farmer and want to know where to spend your mornings? This community publication celebrates the harder-to-locate and less-well-known resources of our town. Based on Grinnell’s phone books of the 1920s-40s, each phone book will be hand sewn and assembled during a community event in June, 2017. 

The exact contents of the phonebook are still being determined. Throughout April we are collecting recommendations for what or who to include in the publication.

Leave your recommendation on our community resource hotline!


Also listed in the phonebook will be:

  1. Social etiquette for using your cell phone and tips for the socially anxious (inspired by information published in early Grinnell phonebooks)
  2. Listings for current local businesses based on the less-well-known services they provide
  3. Advertisements for old businesses that no longer exist or businesses that still exist but now do something different (e.g. Smith’s Funeral Home is no longer our ambulance service)
  4. Temp Agency applications for obsolete jobs in former Grinnell Businesses
  5. Contact information for your local representatives
  6. A place for you to write down all of the now useless phone numbers you have memorized from earlier parts of your life
  7. Who are your local government representatives?
  8. Old telephone propaganda from the 1920s-50s
  9. Games & activities
  10. And a lot more!

PURCHASE A LISTING IN OUR PHONEBOOK

Any project sponsorship over $250 entitles you to a listing in our Grinnell Phonebook of Special Skills. Create a listing for yourself or a community member or business you'd like to see in our handmade publication. Reserve your spot by April 30!

Participating Artists:
Rachel Buse / Des Moines, IA
Freesia McKee / Milwaukee, WI
Molly Rideout / Grinnell, IA & Columbus, OH

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THANK YOU TO OUR PROJECT SPONSORS!

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