Flat River Museum

Formed in 1967, the Flat River Historical Society & Museum drew up a mission to preserve, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the history of Montcalm County, as well as the portions of Ionia and Kent County contiguous to the Flat River. As an institution of education, the Flat River Historical Society and Museum fosters a community connection while challenging the minds of learners of all ages.

Our exhibits include original items and artifacts touching on many periods of history including:

  • Native American life
  • Fur trade and the Flat River
  • Lumbering and logging
  • Farming and agriculture
  • Businesses and industry
  • Entertainment and pastimes

Special award given to the Flat River Historical Society Museum by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce In January 2018

Our Community Impact

The Flat River Historical Society and Museum feels strongly about the educational and recreational needs of the community and welcomes a diverse audience. Our 2016 season brought in over 1,500 visitors through group and individual attendance.

The museum offers the following special
community events during our season:

Flat River Historical Society & Museum



 213 N. Franklin Street

Greenville, Michigan

(616) 754-5296


Hours: Saturday & Sundays 2:00 to 4:30 P.M.

Closed December Through March

We are open by appointment for special occasions and groups.