Hal and Kathy Gershman

The Empire Theatre has been called a “gem in downtown Grand Forks.” Certainly the beauty of this magnificently restored building and the elegant setting it provides for the arts is a source of pride for all the citizens of our city. As the acknowledged leaders and “guiding light” of this restoration project, Hal and Kathy Gershman have given a great gift to the city of Grand Forks.

For their vision, their leadership, and their devotion to our city and its heritage, the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission presents to Hal and Kathy Gershman the Griggs Award for their contribution to the historic quality of Grand Forks.