Kent County Historical Society

Find Kent 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.


Ada Historical Society 7144 Headley Street Southeast Ada MI 49301 616-676-9346


Beckmaze Historical Society 2551 Oaklane Drive Southwest Wyoming MI 49519 616-258-8617

Byron Center Historical Society 2508 Prescott Street Southwest Byron Center MI 49315 616-878-0888

Byron Historical Society 2475 84th Street Southwest Byron Center MI 49315 616-878-4007

Fallasburg Historical Society 13944 Covered Bridge Road Northeast Lowell MI 49331 616-897-7161

Grattan Twnship Historical Society 12040 Old Belding Road Northeast Belding MI 48809 616-691-8855

Rockford Area Historical Society 9 East Bridge Street Northeast Rockford MI 49341 616-866-2235

Rockford Area Michigan Historical Society 105 Maple Street Northeast Rockford MI 49341 616-866-2235

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.