The Tri-Cities Historical Museum maintains an expansive collection of more than 60,000 artifacts that have been donated by generous organizations, businesses, and community members. The collection includes a broad range of items – from archival materials such as photographs, maps, and books, to three-dimensional items as large as pianos and as small as buttons.
The Community Archive and Research Center (CARC) is now open! In order to better serve our community and fulfill our mission, the CARC building was renovated to properly house the artifact collection, allow a greater ease of access to research and local history information, and provide space for interaction with dedicated collections staff.
We are happy to consider items you’d like to donate to the collection. In keeping with our mission statement, we collect artifacts and archival material related to northwest Ottawa County.