Jenison Historical Association

Jenison Historical Association Our mission is to learn about Jenison history, obtain artifacts relating to its history, and maintain the Jenison Historical Museum as a place to share and display our heritage.
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05/18/2019

There is an open house today at the Tiffany house (Jenison museum) from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.. Hope to see some of you there.

Jenison Historical Association
02/14/2019

Jenison Historical Association

On this date in 1973, Virginia Timmer, Gerald Scholma and someone else from the Save the Tiffany House group met with Jim Gibson from Congressman Guy Vanderjagts Muskegon office and Congressman Gerald Ford regarding saving the Tiffany house from the wrecking ball. Gerald Ford would become Vice president in about 6 months and became our President in about 1.5 years when Richard Nixon resigned.

Let’s help our neighboring historical group. Much of our early history is tied together with Grandville. #DigGrandvill...
01/14/2019
Grandville Historical Commission

Let’s help our neighboring historical group. Much of our early history is tied together with Grandville. #DigGrandville

#DigGrandville
Tommorrow begins the first phase of voting in the DigMichNews finals for the grant to have the "Grandville Star" Digitized. This phase of the voting requires a mailing a post card with a Michigan Theme to Clarke Library. Today's Advance has a front page story on the project.

https://www.mlive.com/community/2019/01/grandville-sparta-historical-commissions-sparring-for-cmu-digital-newspaper-grant.html

The "Advance" became the local paper when the "Grandville Star Alliance" ceased publication in the early 1970's.

If you don't have a post card you can down load one of the pictures on this page or another Grandville Page and print it on a 3X5 or 4X6 index card. Most printers have a print setting for this. Pre printed post cards are available at the Library, City Hall, and the Rainbow Grill.

It's time to bring the "Grandville Star" into the digital age. Should we win, several years of the Star will be put on line. The commission is looking at several hosting sites.

Jenison Historical Association
12/03/2018

Jenison Historical Association

We are getting ready to decorate for Christmas at the Jenison Museum (Tiffany house).

We are getting ready to decorate for Christmas at the Jenison Museum (Tiffany house).
11/02/2018

We are getting ready to decorate for Christmas at the Jenison Museum (Tiffany house).

10/20/2018

Great day for an open house. It is warm, dry and friendly inside the Tiffany house.

Had a wonderful trip aboard the Grand Lady.  Saw a bald eagle flying overhead and saw the large nest way up in the tree.
10/13/2018

Had a wonderful trip aboard the Grand Lady. Saw a bald eagle flying overhead and saw the large nest way up in the tree.

10/13/2018

It's going to be a great day riding on the Grand Lady riverboat.

10/07/2018

The Jenison Historical Association is hosting
HISTORIC RIVERBOAT RIDE ON THE GRAND LADY
Saturday, October 13, 2018
12 - 2 p.m.
$10 per person (kids under 2 are Free)
Bring a lunch (drinks must be purchased on the boat) and enjoy the ride.
Contact Liz Timmer at 457-3708 for details or tickets.

We have another exciting year of History planned for you.
10/02/2018

We have another exciting year of History planned for you.

09/13/2018

The Jenison Historical Association is hosting a round table discussion/presentation on the different types of farming that were part of Jenison's history. This free event will be held at the Georgetown Connections (aka Senior Center) on Thursday, September 13 at 1 p.m. Information about the different kinds of farming in the area will be shared as well as folks in attendance will be encouraged to share their farming memories. Hope to see you there.

Also, the Jenison Museum will be open Saturday, September 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. The museum is a turn of the century house located at 28 Port Sheldon. Photos of Grand River Landings will be on display. Admission is free.

Georgetown Charter Township
06/15/2018

Georgetown Charter Township

The Jenison Museum will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 16, from 2 pm until 4 pm. They are highlighting the Heritage Trail as part of the event. If you have not been to the museum you should definitely check it out.

05/24/2018

On today's date in 1963 Jenison Plaza opened. Hutchin's Jewelry which began in 1966 is the only store left of the original Jenison Plaza stores. Jenison IGA Food Liner had its Grand Opening before the mall opened, October 24 to 27 in 1962.
It was owned and operated by Ed De Weerd. Another store, Jenison Hardware, owned by Stanley Cok and another named Mulder's Bakery owned by Paul Mulder will become part of Jenison plaza.

05/19/2018

Don't forget we are having our open house today 2 p.m. to 4 p.m..

05/17/2018

The Jenison Historical Association is hosting the showing of a documentary about the Ottawa County Poor Farm at the Georgetown Connections (aka Senior Center) on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the community.

Spring is springing at the Jenison Museum.
04/24/2018

Spring is springing at the Jenison Museum.

Georgetown Charter Township
04/21/2018

Georgetown Charter Township

The Jenison Museum is hosting and Open House on Saturday, April 21, from 2 pm to 4 pm. This will be another opportunity to see the Quilt Show that they have on display. If you haven't seen it yet you should check it out.

04/11/2018
Jenison Historical Association

Today marks 45 years.

41 Years ago today, the book, "Bend In The River" , published by Eerdman's in Grand Rapids hit the streets.

01/06/2018

Don't forget. We are holding our last Christmas open house this winter season Saturday 1-6-2018.

11/19/2017
Lots of activity at the Tiffany House today.
11/11/2017

Lots of activity at the Tiffany House today.

We are getting the house ready for our annual Christmas Holiday.  The house will be decorated top to bottom, inside and ...
11/06/2017

We are getting the house ready for our annual Christmas Holiday. The house will be decorated top to bottom, inside and out for Christmas at the turn of the century.

Here is our open house and event schedule for 2018.
11/02/2017

Here is our open house and event schedule for 2018.

10/28/2017
The rain held off during the boat ride.  We were treated with a few awesome sights.
10/14/2017

The rain held off during the boat ride. We were treated with a few awesome sights.

There will be NO open house after the boat ride.
10/03/2017

There will be NO open house after the boat ride.

The Jenison Historical Association recently notified the Township that there are still tickets available for the Grand Lady Historical Tour. This event will take place on Saturday, October 14, from Noon until 2 pm. This will be a great opportunity to tour the Grand River through Georgetown Township.

09/22/2017
09/09/2017
Georgetown Charter Township
08/23/2017

Georgetown Charter Township

Georgetown Township recently approved plans for a new Quality Car Wash that will be built on the Perkins Restaurant site. This location will be a Tommy's Express Car Wash, similar to the one located in Grandville. The Township is not aware of an anticipated start date for construction.

Tickets are now on sale for the Jenison Historical Association’s Grand Lady boat ride on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  ...
08/20/2017

Tickets are now on sale for the Jenison Historical Association’s Grand Lady boat ride on Saturday, October 14, 2017. You may bring your lunch with you; however, the Grand Lady requires all beverages, including water, be purchased on the boat.
Plan to arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. The boat will leave promptly at noon. This is a rain or shine event.
The address for GPS directions is: 805 Taylor St, Jenison.

We have a new parking lot.
07/29/2017

We have a new parking lot.

Zeeland Historical Society
07/26/2017

Zeeland Historical Society

This article appeared in the July 23, 1917, edition of the Holland Sentinel/Holland City News: "Three danger signals were put in operation on the Interurban track at Zeeland Wednesday and are working nicely. Whenever a car approaches the crossing a bell gongs and an arm carrying a lantern bearing the word 'stop' swings back and forth. Several other signals will soon be put in operation on the other crossings." Pictured is one of the Interurban stations that stood in Zeeland and is now on the grounds at the Dekker-Huis Museum.

Sources:
Today in History column compiled by Gary Pullano, Holland Sentinel, July 23, 2017, p. C5
Photo: Interurban Station, Dekker-Huis Museum

#HollandSentinel #muZEEum

Another chance to see our rare flags before they are put away for awhile.Tuesday August 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.
07/21/2017

Another chance to see our rare flags before they are put away for awhile.Tuesday August 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.

07/15/2017

Don't forget. Tomorrow we have an open house 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..

06/17/2017

We have an open house today 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..

You will have another chance to see our old flags.  Our next open house is June 17.  Hope to see some of you there.
06/08/2017

You will have another chance to see our old flags. Our next open house is June 17. Hope to see some of you there.

The sewer line is now installed in the ground past the Tiffany house and heading south, under Port Sheldon.
06/02/2017

The sewer line is now installed in the ground past the Tiffany house and heading south, under Port Sheldon.

Timeline Photos
05/26/2017

Timeline Photos

Wonderful group photo of the lady volunteers who helped at the open house today.
05/21/2017

Wonderful group photo of the lady volunteers who helped at the open house today.

05/20/2017

Don't forget! We are having an open house today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..

05/19/2017

Had a great turn out at the puppet show tonight.

05/16/2017

The Jenison Historical Association is hosting a puppet show about Jenison history. The show will be held in the Youth Building of Rosewood Christian Reformed Church on the corner of Rosewood and 28th Ave in Jenison. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 and is free to the community.

Timeline Photos
05/09/2017

Timeline Photos

05/02/2017

Check out Wood TV at 5 and 7 today for our museum to be featured in a segment about our flag display starting this month.

Georgetown Charter Township
04/25/2017

Georgetown Charter Township

The Jenison Museum will be open for tours on Tuesday, May 2, from 10 AM until Noon. The theme will be "It's a Grand Ole' Flag" and they will be featuring a US flag from 1889. Stop by to check it out.

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At The Corner Of Port Sheldon And Main St PO Box 664
Jenison, MI
49429-0664

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