To collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County history.

Board of Trustees

Mark Miller, President
Murphy Caris & Miller, P.C., Fremont

Stephanie Zinn, Vice President
Marketing - Retired 

Lynne Robinson, Secretary
Educator - Retired

James Rynberg, Treasurer
Mayor of Fremont, Past President

Todd DeKryger, PhD
Agricultural Development Director, Gerber/Nestle Nutrition

Ned Hughes

Gerber Hospital CEO - Retired

Ed Fedell
Mayor of Newaygo


Rick Sharp
Machinist/W.C. Fire Chief - Retired

Scott Faulkner

Economic Development Coordinator- Newaygo County

Steven Radtke, Executive Director


Scott Looman,  Education Coordinator Project Developer


Shawna Smith, Collections Manager


Toni Rumsey, Local Historian/Archivist


Formerly located in the old powerhouse on the Muskegon River, the museum was closed in 2006.

The museum was reopened in 2011, at 12 Quarterline, in downtown Newaygo, just east of M37. With a generous outpouring of community support, the new home on Quarterline was purchased in May of 2014.


Funding generously provided by

Additional emergency funding for the NCMHC was received via by a grant from Michigan Humanities, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal CARES Act legislation.

Currently Closed Due to Covid


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