Allegan County Historical Society

Find Allegan County Michigan historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Allegan County Historical Society 113 North Walnut Street Allegan MI 49010 269-673-8292


Otsego Area Historical Society 218 North Farmer Street Otsego MI 49078 269-692-3775

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society 735 Park Street Saugatuck MI 49453 269-857-7900

Saugatuck-Douglas Michigan Historical Society 130 West Center Street Douglas MI 49406 269-857-5751

Then & Now Historical Society 1807 142nd Avenue Dorr MI 49323 616-681-0333

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.