"The purpose of the Caledonia Historical Society shall be to promote
the understanding and appreciation of the historical and cultural
heritage of Caledonia Township and the surrounding area by:
encouraging historical and genealogical study and research,
collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting historical
and cultural objects, artifacts, and sites,
encouraging public participation in the activities of the Society
through publications, programs, and the preservation of archives and historical
collections, and to encourage the establishment and operation of a local
The Caledonia Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Membership
is open to anyone, with annual dues of $5.00 per person and $10.00
per family. Business memberships are $25.00, Researcher Memberships
are $50.00, and Historian Memberships are $100.00.
Donations are welcome and gratefully received. Please use the post office box
address listed above to submit donations and memberships.
Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The usual location is the teacher's lounge of Caledonia High School, 9749 Duncan Lake Road, in Caledonia Village. The meeting location is sometimes changed, so please call us before you attend. An annual meeting is held on September 11.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
For more information, call 616-698-9144.
The Caledonia Historical Museum, maintained by the Society, is located in the
Caledonia Library, a branch of the Kent District Library System,
which is housed in one of the first church buildings
built in Caledonia. The library is located at 240 Emmons Street S.E.
in the Village
of Caledonia. The Historical Collection may be accessed whenever
the library is open. There is usually a Society member present in the History room on Thursday afternoons.
Phone for library hours; 616-891-1502.
The Society has enjoyed planning and putting on the Alaska
Celebration events for 1998. As soon as we are able, we will add more
information to this site. Please bookmark, and come back soon!
If you like, you may email us with the request to be notified of updates
to the site or of special events of the Society.