Pioneer Children - Grade Two

On this journey into the past, students will make and taste their own butter, experience daily chores, touch a variety of early tools and household items, learn their uses, and be delightfully disgusted by the “Thunder mug.”

They will sample games which entertained pioneer children and make a button buzzer of their own. The economic concepts of specialization and interdependence, opportunity costs, wants and needs are also explored.

Weather permitting; a mural on the north face of our building will be used to demonstrate the chronology of local events and changes in Newaygo County over time.

Supports grade level content expectations H2.0.2, H2.0.4, H2.0.5, G4.0.2, EI.0.1, EI.0.2. EI.0.3, EI.0.5



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!


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