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Byron Center Historical Society

The Byron Center Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Byron Township, a small Michigan community just a few miles away from Grand Rapids.

Perhaps the most visible contribution of the historical society is the Byron Area Historic Museum, located in the same building that serves as the historical society’s home. The museum holds a unique collection of archives and exhibits that document Byron Township’s past, which dates back over 100 years. Guests to the museum can visit the old post office, general store, doctor’s office, and see displays on local logging and farming history on the first floor. The second floor features a church, a one-room schoolhouse, and an entire home display with different rooms preserved to reflect the styles and traditions of early Byron families.

Another important historical society service is its maintenance of extensive genealogy records for local residents. The museum’s the genealogy research room lets guests search the archives for family histories and information about their Byron Center ancestors.

The next time you’re in or around the area, drop by the museum. You’re bound to learn something new and interesting about local culture, and you might even discover a Byron Township relative you never knew you had.

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