Historical Advisory Committee Oral Histories

Paul and Alice Morrissey (June 17, 2019)  Click here to watch the video

Paul Joseph Morrissey took over the Morrissey Lawn and Garden Center in Comstock Park from his father, Paul Vincent Morrissey, who founded the company in 1933 (officially incorporated in 1948 as the Morrissey Equipment Company). In this interview, the Morrissey couple discusses their approach to business, community, marriage and family. (Running Time 01:13:08)


Lost Villages of Plainfield Township (February 27, 2019) Click here to watch the video
Plainfield Township was once the site of villages named Childsdale, Jericho and even Plainfield. The villages have disappeared; their names on streets remain the only trace left behind. But what difference does it make if we know, or don’t know, about these long-ago villages? Norm VanSoest and Dr. Deb Havens, members of the  Plainfield Township Historical Advisory Committee explore myths, legends and lessons of Plainfield Township’s disappearing history. Aired originally on GRTV Kent County Closeup.