You can help us reach our goals by making a charitable gift to the Tri-Cities Historical Museum.

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum relies on the support of our members, friends, family, and community members as we work to fulfill our mission to Create Connections to Local History. Your ongoing enthusiasm for the museum is essential to our success!


In 2019, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum welcomed more than 53,500 visitors, engaged over 2,000 local students, and celebrated the opening of several fascinating exhibits, including the extremely popular Tri-Cities: A to Z, which featured rarely-seen artifacts from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg.


We also embarked upon a new five-year strategic plan aimed at enhancing our exhibits, expanding our strong ties to schools, and using our artifacts and archives to engage students, visitors, and researchers in exploring the past.


In 2020, our growth will continue with exciting new exhibits on both the West Michigan Pike and Highland Park, fascinating lecture topics, and fun family programming that will allow people of all ages to immerse themselves in our communities’ diverse history.

Do you have a question about giving to the museum? Please contact Connie Locker, Development & Membership Manager, at (616) 842-0700 or

Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum operates under the 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Tax EIN is #23-7070227.  You may support general operations, or designate to support new or existing exhibits, preserving the collections, educational programing, or sustaining the museum facilities. 


Make a Planned Gift

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum accepts and appreciates planned gifts in a variety of forms, including as a beneficiary of a bequest through your will or estate plans, through an IRA or 401(k) retirement account, or through a life insurance policy.


To participate in the museum’s planned giving program and become a “History Keeper,” first arrange for a planned gift to the Tri-Cities Historical Museum. Then complete and submit the History Keepers form to let the museum know of your intentions

Make a Memorial Gift

Pay tribute to someone who lived in the Tri-Cities, loved visiting, or was passionate about the Tri-Cities Historical Museum by making a memorial gift.

Donate an Item to the Museum’s Collection
Another great way to support the museum is to donate historical objects related to the Tri-Cities. Learn more about donating items to the museum’s collection here