For our 2023 theme, “Feeding the Family”, our museum building, originally the home of J.T. Ridley’s Egg Emporium, was highlighted in a display titled “From EGGS to Exhibits.” We opened the doors to the public on April 15, for the 2023 season.
WHAT FUN WE HAVE AT OUR SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM! HOPE YOU WERE HERE TO ENJOY THEM WITH US!
WE WERE HONORED TO HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL AWARDS
IN OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR:
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN presented us the State History Award for LOCAL SOCIETIES ... and the 2022 OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD to Robin Walter for all she does to make our Flat River Museum successful!
(In 2023 Judy Gager was named the Historical Society of Michigan's State Volunteer of the Year! )
KEEP MICHIGAN BEAUTIFUL presented their President's Award for our Victorian garden and outdoor artifacts and displays.
You can see the video of our 50-year Re-Dedication Event on our FACEBOOK page. Thanks for helping us wind up our 50th Anniversary in this very special way!
Commemorative items available at the museum to add to your collection:
The BALDWIN LAKE BRIDGE GLASS celebrates our newest exhibit titled, “Postcards from Baldwin Lake,” and the FLAT RIVER MUSEUM GLASS commemorates the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Year of the museum established in 1972. Thanks to Fran Schuleit for sharing her exquisite artwork of historic landmarks to view again and again as you celebrate our local community.
Commemorative coins and patches are also available at the museum.
We are also selling two booklets filled with interesting history:
“Pioneer Life in the Big Dane Settlement” is a collection of newspaper articles written by August Rasmussen for the Greenville Independent in 1902. These memoirs include his account of the journey from Denmark to Gowen and the achievement of his dreams with wife Anne in their new Danish settlement in America.
“Celebrating Women of Early Greenville” is a collection of short biographies of local women, who each in her way, devoted her life to the interests of home, church, and various organizations which contributed to the betterment of the Greenville community
Keep watch for coming events!
The Museum is open from 2:00 to 4:30 every Saturday and Sunday mid-April through October.
If your company, club or organization would like a private tour at a different time, contact Keith Hudson 616-894-7183.
Keep watching our Facebook page for historical memories and important information. We also enjoy hearing from YOU!