Welcome to the Flat River Historical Society and Museum


Private tours will be available upon request. 



Time for our

Second Annual Golf Outing

June 24th at Glenkerry Golf Course

 Sign up your golfing team soon!

Use the SUPPORT US button

at top or bottom of page to register and pay

and indicate "golf outing" in the comment line.

Thanks to these sponsors thus far:

Co-event Sponsors:

Crandall Office and John & Angela Thorlund

Isabella Bank, Premier Auto, Impact Cleaning & Restoration, Marshall Funeral Home, Sage & Wild Greenhouse, Kemp Insurance, Greenville Family Dental, H & H Plumbing, Through the Learning Glass, Quality Collision, Frank Nerychel State Farm, Blake Hollenbeck, Channon Interiors, McDonnell Rentals LLC, Greenville Tool & Die, Threads by Kelly, Arrowswift, Rachel Hollenbeck O. D., Joni McArthur Real Estate, Ben Wallace DDS & John O'Donald DDS, Gathering Place, CJ Nye Insurance, Hubbs Insurance, LA Enterprises, Hurst Funeral Home, Martin Eye Care, Ken Nichols, Danish Cultural Center, Dr. Scott Ribitch DDS, BC Pizza of Greenville, Ray Winnie Auto Sales, G & D Electric, Bob and Susan Gould, Montcalm Community College.
(Let us know if YOU want to sponsor also!)


THE MUSEUM  IS OPEN for our 51st Season!

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 50-year anniversary last year and supporting our special exhibits and events!

NEW displays in 2023 include "From EGGS to Exhibits" and Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the first graduating class of GHS in 1873!



Open Saturdays and Sundays  from 2:00 to 4:30 pm April to November

Private tours can also be arranged.

Visit the museum even when it's closed!

Take a Virtual Tour:

(Pick a floor and click on blue circles in tour

to move to different areas)

Main Floor Timeline of Greenville History

Meander "Main Street Greenville" Upstairs

Home and Work Life in the Lower Level

(Thanks to Mike Pfaff for creating the videos)  





If your ancestor paved the way in this county when pine was king, we encourage you to apply for your Montcalm County Pioneer Family Certificate. Applicant must be a direct descendant of an individual who can be documented as living in Montcalm County prior to December 31, 1899.

(Visit "Helpful Links" below to see how YOU can get a Pioneer Certficate!)

Plan a Visit

OPEN Saturdays and Sundays 2:OO-4:30 pm mid-April through November or by appointment.




INSIDE- Three floors of exciting displays
OUTSIDE- A Victorian garden with waterfall

NEW IN 2023-"Feeding the Family" themed exhibits


Find Us

213 N. Franklin Street
Greenville, Michigan

Next to river and trail, Across from Tower Riverside Park and Splash Pad

John Green - Founder of Greenville
Central School

Looking for information?

Flat River Museum archives are available for historical or genealogical research.
Stop in when we're open - or call for an appointment when we can assist you in your search. Check out some of these other helpful links to help your search.