Temporary Museum Closure – We’ve decided to close the museum to visitation for the rest of 2020. We’ve made the difficult decision given the rise of COVID rates in West Michigan, new restrictions, and for the health of our visitors and volunteers. The museum has wonderful new exhibits that we are eager to share with you when it is safe to do so again. We appreciate your understanding.

Upcoming Events

October 2020 Thru February 2021



November 12, December 10, January 14 & February 11 – AHS Board meetings
3:00 pm via Zoom.  Board meetings are open to all.  Meetings are temporarily being held via Zoom.  Please call 616.676.9346 or email for information on how to join remotely.

SOLD OUT – Wreath Sale Fundraiser
Thanks to the community’s generosity and holiday spirit, we have sold out of wreaths for our annual fundraiser.  What a joy! The wreath sale in the barn is now closed. Thank you to those who support AHS activities, particularly in this challenging time.  We appreciate your business and wish you all the joys of the season.

Centennial Properties Program

AHS is pleased to offer an exciting, new, community-wide project.  The Centennial Properties program recognizes Ada Township homes and properties that are over 100 years old.  With the presentation of a plaque and certificate, we honor these gems and the value they add to our community.

Twenty-one plaque presentations were planned for September through December with many more to come.  With the ongoing growth and additions to Ada village, AHS is firmly dedicated to celebrating these treasures of our heritage.

Interested owners are encouraged to submit an application.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Do you love to take photos? Do you enjoy posting on social media? Or would you simply like to help us preserve Ada history?

The village is undergoing significant change and will continue to grow. If you take any photos of the changes, consider sharing a copy with AHS and we will add them to our community archives. Buildings coming down and going up, you and friends enjoying new amenities or sites in the village, even favorite photos of the last few decades in Ada, digital or printed photos. Please drop by the museum, email, post to our Facebook, even mail to the museum–whatever it takes!

For future generations to know Ada as we experience it, it needs to be documented. And a picture is worth a thousand words.