The Lida Rogers scrapbook "Our Tulip Festival", green cover with several tulips painted beneath the title.
Lida Rogers, who was a Holland High School biology teacher, suggested starting a Tulip Day during a speech to the Women's Literary Club on April 26, 1927. She was interested in making Holland a beautiful city. Tulip Time grew out of her original idea.
Lida Rogers was born on June 20, 1877 in Adrian, MI to Asa Rogers and Meribah Wells. Lida passed away in Marne, MI on June 14, 1963.
Gift ofVande Water, Randy