The Museum became a department of the City of Coopersville in July, 2018 and was originally established by the Coopersville Area Historical Society in 1987 which was formally known as the Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum.
The Museum’s main building, a charming brick structure, was once a depot and substation for the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway, an electric rail line that served the area from 1902-28. Adjoining this historic structure is the rustically designed Sawmill and Early Settlers Building, which was completed in the early 2000’s
A former interurban depot and substation that was part of Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway. The building is a Michigan Historic Site and on National Register of Historic Places. This electric interurban rail line served the area from 1902-1928. Adjacent to the interurban deport is one of the original, rare wooden-bodied interurban rail cars currently under restoration. The museum also has an extensive collection of memorabilia from the 1960s rock-and-roll star, Del Shannon, who grew up in Coopersville.
AmenitiesHistorical Artifacts, Group Tours, Exhibitions
Travel time from downtown Grand Haven26 Minutes