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The old Public Museum exhibits

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Ever wonder what happens to the museum exhibits when they are no longer on display?  Well in Grand Rapids they are stored at the old public museum on the corner of Jefferson and State Street.  Recently, my husband and I were fortunate enough to take a tour.  These are some of the photos we took of the archived collections.  It was like taking a walk through a huge attic stuffed to the gills with fascinating things.  You could literally spend days there and not see everything.  What a treasure. 

Tours can be arranged for small groups (under 20) by calling the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  There is a fee and they prefer a lot of lead time.

Photos taken by Philip and Gretchen Vinnedge

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Thanks for the great write-up on this hidden little surprise the Museum offers everyone!