Coopersville Area Historical Society & Museum
(home of the Del Shannon Memorial and the Del Shannon Room)
363 Main Street, Coopersville, MI 49404
Jim Budzynski, Curator  (616) 997-6978

info/voice mail:  (616) 997-7240



Meetings & Events:


Summary of Coming Events

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 : 7pm

Regular meeting at 7pm - Questors collectors Audrey Snow and Judy VanDongen.

Thursday, FEB 24, 2011 – 7pm

Board Meeting 7 pm at the Museum

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 : 7pm

Regular meeting at 7pm - Marjorie Bethke Viveen on "The Memory Grove." Community Haven on Leonard St.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 7pm

Board Meeting 7 pm at the Museum

Thursday, April 7, 2011 – 7pm

Regular meeting at 7pm - Wally Ewing on Women's History. Location to be announced call 616.997.6978

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 7pm

Board Meeting 7 pm at the Museum

Thursday, May 5, 2011 – 6pm

Evening with appraiser, Joan Bunn. 6pm

Thursday, MAY 26, 2011 – 7pm

Board Meeting 7 pm at the Museum

Thursday, JUNE 2, 2011 – 6:30pm

Trip to Community Haven, Car pool from Museum @ 6:30pm











April 7 - Wally Ewing on Women's History

At the 7 pm, April 7, 2011 meeting, Wally Ewing, a well-known history researcher and author from Grand Haven, will give a presentation on some of the women who were prominent in the area's development.

He begins with Lasette Constant who lived from 1812-1907. Her father, Pierre Constant was a fur trader. Lasette then was also involved in the fur business. The presentation highlights other eras and ends with the contributions of Marjorie Boon, a recent mayor of Grand Haven. Marjorie served during a very pivotal time of new development.

Wally's program deals with women's history but the lives of his interesting subjects had impact upon the course of area history as a whole.

May 5 - Appraiser Joan Bunn

The May 5 meeting will begin at 6 pm with appraiser Joan Bunn for our own annual "antiques road show" evening. Bring one or two items for appraisal. Hear what Joan has to say about all the items she sees that evening. Please note that there is a donation fee of $5 per item to be appraised.

June 2 - Community Haven Road trip

On the evening of June 2, 2011, we will gather around 6:30 pm and take a trip to Community Haven on Leonard St. Marjorie Bethke Viveen will lead a tour through the site's cemetery, which once had almost been forgotten. Marjorie will also take us through the barn which, itself, is quite a historic landmark.


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If you would like to become a member of the Coopersville Area Historical Society and receive monthly updates through our newsletter. Please contact Jim or Lill Budzynski at 616-997-6978. Annual dues are $15 individual/$25 family or business. Donations towards the preservation of Northeast Ottawa County history are always welcomed and appreciated.

Museum Hours

Tuesday: 3pm-8pm; Wednesday: 10am-1pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

other times by appointment - please call 616-997-6978 or email

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