Van Buren County Historical Society

Find Van Buren 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.


Van Buren Historical Society 36112 Cherry Street Gobles MI 49055


Vanburen County Historical Society 58471 Red Arrow Highway Hartford MI 49057 269-621-2188

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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.