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:
- “Spring into the Past” in connection with the Tri-River Museum Network.
- Historic Walking Tours of downtown Greenville. (* nominal fee).
- The Danish Festival’s Grand Marshall
- “Lumberjack Fest,” a family-friendly day of history and fun.
- Trick-or-Treat at the Museum.
Flat River Historical Society & Museum
213 N. Franklin Street
Hours: Saturday & Sundays 2:00 to 4:30 P.M.
Closed December Through March
We are open by appointment for special occasions and groups.