Hope College News
The A.C. Van Raalte Institute of Hope College will inaugurate six months of celebratory events in honor of its 25th anniversary with an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Theil Research Center at 9 E. 10th St.
A bronze bust and plaque commemorating 1905 Hope College graduate A.J. Muste, who was an internationally renowned peace activist, will be dedicated during a brief ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the college’s Van Wylen Library.
The project started in 2000 as a relatively modest effort to publish an annotated translation of the early Dutch-language minutes of the Classis of Holland. It has resulted in a 2,150-page, three-volume collection with full commentary that not only shares what was chronicled — often by the hand of Holland’s founder, the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte — but includes historical context and background on the issues and people involved.