Tri-River Historical Museum Network presents Spring Into the Past

Tour some of West Michigan’s finest small museums as they celebrate the 11th anniversary of this event.  The Tri-River Historical Museum Network is planning its annual museum tour Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5  from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 P.M. each day.

The Tri-River Historical Museum Network of 25 area historical societies provides a support group for these small museums and hosts the annual “Spring Into the Past” tour as a promotional event to raise awareness and generate interest in these small treasures.  Admission is free!

Located in quaint depots, churches, town halls, store buildings or houses, each of the museums is unique and you will find something different in each one. The museums are always changing as new displays or acquisitions make each visit a new experience.  All will greet you warmly and welcome you into their world of past treasures and local history.

Some of the school pictures collected by Plainfield Township, who is looking for  more pictures, memorabili, etc., especially school pictures from Plainfield(D.W.Richardson), Oakview, Goff, Peach Grove, Atwater, Brownell, Post, Comstock Park and Wilson. Contact Sue Irvine, 889-0042.

Some of the school pictures collected by Plainfield Township, who is looking for more pictures, memorabili, etc., especially school pictures from Plainfield(D.W.Richardson), Oakview, Goff, Peach Grove, Atwater, Brownell, Post, Comstock Park and Wilson. Contact Sue Irvine, 889-0042.

Besides displaying their local history, most of the museums also have ancestral archives where you can search your family history.  There is something for everyone. Old and young will enjoy exploring and learning about the past and what it was like for their ancestors.

For a complete list of museums, maps and additional information, visit commoncorners.com.

Founded in 2002, the TriRiver Historical Museum Network was formed as a support group for these small museums.  As keepers of local history and artifacts, all were trying to promote their small museums and decided that by joining forces they could help each other in this endeavor.   The name Tri-River Historical Museum Network was chosen for the group as the various societies were all located within the vicinity of the Flat, Grand and Thornapple rivers.

All of those participating in this year’s tour are ready to welcome you and are eager to show you the wonderful things to be found within their walls.

Maps and additional information can be obtained at any of the museums participating in the “Spring Into the Past” tour. The map and information about each museum is also available at  commoncorners.com.

 

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