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HSM Member Event

Event Details

Date: May 6, 2023

Location: Various museums in Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm Counties

Cost: All museums are free but donations are appreciated.

Member museums and historical societies will use the "Feeding the Family" theme to create special exhibits about local people who grew and preserved food or local companies that manufactured and sold food. Favorite recipe books or antique kitchen items might show how food was prepared or cooked. Packaging or transporting foods might include anything from lunchboxes, flour sacks, and potato crates to semi trucks and railroads. Food-oriented exhibits could share about county fairs, 4-H clubs, hunting and fishing, serving food in area restaurants, potlucks, family gatherings, or mission service to the needy. Visit to download the 2023 booklet of museum information and a map to plan your tour. Up-to-date information is also available at the Tri River Museum Network Facebook page. Museums will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.