A slide presentation accompanying the exhibition highlights newsmakers who have lived at The Grinnell during its hundred year history, including operetta prima donna Christie MacDonald (a favorite of Victor Herbert who wrote “Sweethearts” for her)- actress, playwright, and novelist Alice Childress- architect Max Bond- artist Ademola Olugebefola- Lucy McDannel, the first woman to graduate Yale Law School- and Catherine Phelan, a housekeeper who earned The Grinnell unwanted national publicity in 1934 when she murdered her employer Douglas Sheridan in his Grinnell apartment.
“The Ground Beneath Our Feet” is open to the public free of charge. There are three dates left:
Sunday, October 10th: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12th: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 17th: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photo: The Grinnell in 1950 when it appeared on the cover of Grace Magazine. At the time, the evangelist Sweet Daddy Grace owned 800 Riverside Drive.