Winter Hours for Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center!

Now Open Year 'Round!

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is now open year 'round. Through April 1 st, we will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12-3

As always, our research room is open when the Museum is, or by appointment Monday- Saturday. Please email Toni Rumsey at

Genealogy Discussion Group

2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm

Next Meeting October 10th, 2019

Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

Free and open to the public, age 12 and up (young family historians are welcome, but

please leave small children at home)

All skill levels welcome, whether you are unsure how to get started with your family history research, or have been doing genealogy for decades.


Have you been curious what those Ancestry “shaky leaf” commercials are all about? Want to learn more about what you can discover from taking a DNA test? Or have you spent years researching your family history and just want to meet with like-minded people? In this group, we’ll discuss all things genealogy, the study of family history. We’ll talk about how to research and share our own progress. This is the place to ask for advice, share the latest news, and learn about resources you may not know about.

This group is organized by Jamie Wasilchenko. Jamie is a museum professional and former collections manager at Newaygo County Museum. She has had an interest in genealogy for over 20 years and is looking forward to creating this new local forum for other family historians to “geek out” and share their research journeys.

 A Delicate Balance: Our Interaction with Newaygo County's Natural Resources 


Stop in and experience a walk through time, with eras from the Ice Age to present day highlighted, each one examining human impact on the resources of the county.

Interactives for kids and adults alike make this a fun family activity.

The exhibit features 8 stunning one of a kind works of art, as well as a mural, by Gabe Shillman and Stacy Kirk of Studio 37, Newaygo.

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4 Part Leatherworking Class offered



Please join us at the Museum for a leatherworking class offered by local leatherworking artist Roxanne Middleton on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm.


The class, the first of 4, will offer basics of leatherworking and familiarize participants with the basic tools and techniques necessary to produce leatherworking projects.

Subsequent classes will explore more advanced techniques as the participants complete projects using their new skills. The class is the first of four that will run through the first Wednesday in March. Cost is $10 dollars per class.


The Museum is located at 12 Quarterline Newaygo. Please call 231-652-5003 or email for more information

Funding generously provided by


October 31st- April 1st


Thursday - Friday - Saturday

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 October 31st- April 1st

12 Quarterline Road

PO Box 361

Newaygo, MI 49337


Newaygo County Museum and

Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is a community history project whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County’s history.


The NCMHC is supported by individual contributions, in-kind support, the generosity of local business people, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, The Gerber Foundation, The Arthur and Virginia Nelsen InFaith Community Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and, of course, our Guests and Volunteers!


Thank you

(c) 2018 Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center