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We are very excited to welcome you into our newest exhibit "Icebound: The Ordeal of the SS Michigan."

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2018/2019 Music Series Announced!

Tri-Cities Historical Museum and Red House Concert Series are pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Music at the Museum concert line up. Music at the Museum brings a fun, casual vibe to downtown Grand Haven. Ticket holders enjoy live music in Centennial Hall, a cash bar with craft beer and wine, and are able to explore Tri-Cities Historical Museum - all in one evening. Music at the Museum has become wildly popular and we are so excited to once again host this event in 2018/2019. Our line-up includes critically acclaimed, award winning, and nationally touring musicians. Doors open at 6:30 pm with musicians taking the stage at 7:30 pm. Centennial Hall accommodates guests in a first come, first serve, intimate listening room style. Corporate sponsorships available.

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Museum Offers Activities for Kids All Summer Long

The museum’s summer theme days will run this year from June 19 - August 26.  All kids, locals and visitors alike, can participate in our daily activities at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum.  It’s a great way to learn and earn prizes!  Ask our friendly front desk staff for information about how to join in the fun.

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Courage Without Fear

by Mike VerHulst, Exhibits Facilitator at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum

This time of year many people reflect on their lives and think of all the things they are thankful for. Things such as family, friends, and a stable job are always at the top of the list.  The brave men and women that have served in our military should be on our minds as well.  The sacrifices they have made to protect our values and way of life are worth being thankful for. 

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African American History in the Tri-Cities

by Chad Buitenhuis

This month our country has celebrated African American History Month. This observance goes back to 1915 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. By 1926, Dr. Woodson had initiated the first week in February to celebrate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. This week was recognized by a growing number of cities over the next few decades, and evolved into Black History Month by the late 1960s. Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford, a Grand Rapids native, as he urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

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    Our Education Department offers a wide range of learning opportunities for individuals, schools and community groups. Find a tour or program that suits your interests.


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