Cedar Springs Museum & Historical Society

The Museum Store has a wide variety of items for sale...

Special Rare Volumes for sale

The Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collection,
Vol. 37 $75.00
Vol. 38 $ 75.00

Michigan Historical Collections,
Vol. 39 $75.00

Michigan Pioneer Collection,
Vol. 10 $75.00
Vol. 4 $75.00

Record of Service of Mich. Volunteers in the Civil War,
26th Mich. Infantry

The museum purchases books for the genealogy library and occasionally ends up with duplicates when we have to buy several books to obtain a special volume we need.
We sell these extra volumes so may have a few books for sale in this spot from time to time.

If you have any questions about these books please email the museum or call us.
See the home page for further information.

If you have local history books or other forms of historical information that you are interested in donating to our library, please contact us. Donations are tax deductible.


To order please send check or money order to...

Cedar Springs Museum

P.O. Box 296

Cedar Springs Mi. 49319

or call 616 696-3335 on any Wednesday






 Beautiful Gold Ornaments


Etched                                                Sun Catcher


This ornament features the “Union School” a magnificent building that was built in 1876 on the corner of Main and Muskegon St. The school was torn down in 1925 and replaced with the current school known as Hilltop.

Two styles of ornaments are available, a detailed 3-D etched ornament and the same ornament with a sun catcher back in light blue stained glass. 

This beautiful ornament is the first in a series.  The museum planes to feature other historic buildings in future ornaments.

Cost are: Etched ornament  $12.00

                  Sun catcher $15.00




The Legends And Story of the Michigan Indian

by John P. Coady

Published in 1993...This book contains a history of the Michigan Indian written by John Coady and 30 legends given to him by a Native American family in 1940. Mr. Coady grew up on a farm near a Native American settlement.  His love for their history grew from the relationship he shared with these neighbors. Mr. Coady was a respected speaker on Native American history for many years.

114 pgs.......cost $12.00 shipping $3.00


Solon Township - Out of the Wilderness

by Betty L. Heiss

Published in 1995 by local author, Betty Heiss .  This wonderful book gives a brief history of Solon Twp., Kent County, Michigan.  It includes lists from the tax rolls from 1867 to 1874, non resident tax payers, township officers, names in local cemeteries, schools, some Civil War Veterans and more!

152 pgs.......cost $18.00 shipping $3.00 

Memories of a Farm

by John P. Coady

Published in 1990... Born in 1909, Mr. Coady grew up on a farm near Coral, Michigan.  He writes about the happy memories, chores and hardships associated with farm living at the turn of the century.

92 pgs......cost $10.00 shipping $3.00


Railroads of the Cedar Springs Area - A Pictorial History

Published in 2001 this book contains over one hundred pictures from the museums archives.  The townships in Kent County covered are, Solon, Nelson, Spencer, Courtland, and Algoma.

110 pgs......cost $15.00 shipping $3.00


What's Cookin' In Cedar Springs?

Enjoy time tested recipes from family and friends of the Cedar Springs Museum dated from 1877.  This unique cook book features many photographs of the people who created or used  these recipes for their families.  The photos date from the late 1800's to the present.  The recipes are wonderful!

225 pgs........cost $15.00 shipping $3.00





Obituary Indices: Cedar Springs, Kent Co., MI


The majority of the death notices were extracted from early area newspapers dating from the late 1800’s through the 1900’s. An accumulation of over 6700 entries from six volumes were accessed for this index. Each volume has been indexed separately by name and page number and complied in this book.

Spiral bound $10.00 and $3.00 shipping






  Join us for a historical trip through the first 100 years of Cedar Springs History.

 Many pioneering families are featured and the businesses they built along our Main Street.  You'll find hundreds of pictures and an abundance of interesting history.   The book is hard cover,8 1/2" X 11"  and 243 pages. The 1200 names  found in this book make it  a great genealogical resource.

The cost is $20.00 and $4.50 shipping or can be picked up at the museum on Wednesdays 10:00am to 5:00 pm.


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