Founded in December 1982, the Muskegon Railroad Historical Society provides a place for members to educate the public and preserve the railroad history of Western Michigan. We have an extensive railroad library (the largest in West Michigan) with over 1,000 books on railroads, an extensive video library, many railroad magazine periodicals and historical information archived for viewing. We also have a collection of historical railroad documents and artifacts.

In February of 2017 we lost our lease on our downtown Muskegon location after 34 years. Following an extensive search, we were able to secure our own building at 2371 Marquette Ave. It needed a lot of additional work to make it suitable for our needs. MRHS has two primary sources of income—annual membership dues and a railroad flea market which raises funds for normal operations. Current construction requirements exceed our financial capabilities.

The re-opening of the library and museum are two of the immediate important projects. Our society is committed to this project and have minimal funds to maintain ongoing operations. MRHS is requesting donations and/or assistance to continue construction of the library, museum and in the future, model railroad displays.

MRHS is incorporated and a 501(c)(3) corporation, so donations are tax deductible.

For questions, please contact Michael Wood-MRHS President at 231-670-0751.