In order to better serve our community and fulfill our mission, the Community Archives Research Center  building was renovated to properly house the artifact collection, allow a greater ease of access to research and local history information, and provide space for interaction with dedicated collections staff.

Though the CARC building is ” little sister” museum of historic information, it is holds a large amount of valuable historic information regarding the surrounding Grand Haven area.  It is located near the south end of Grand Haven off of 172nd avenue.

For any questions or special requests please download a research request form or contact either Jared Yax or Margaret Paxton:

Jared Yax

Collections Curator and Off-Site Facilities Manager

616-842-0700 ext. 200

Margaret Paxton

Assistant to the Collections Curator and Off-Site Facilities Manager

616-842-0700 ext. 201


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