Coopersville Farm Museum

& Event Center

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors Officers:


Edw. Hanenburg, President

Robert Koch, Vice President/Treasurer

Cal Dyke, Secretary


2017 - 18 Directors: 

Annie Williams

Thom Eno

Lorne Ritola

Gerald Walt

Tom Schwallier

Ross Conran

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About Us...

The Coopersville Farm Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the purpose of honoring farming and rural life. 

  Mission Statement


~ Inspiring memories of yesterday ~


 ~ Serving our community today ~


~ Preserving stories for tomorrow ~

The Coopersville Farm Museum was built in 2001 with the primary purpose to "honor farming and rural life."  While that purpose continues, the Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center has evolved into what is now a very active part of the community, very similar to the old grange halls in rural towns across America where people have gathered together for many years.

The continually changing exhibits include collections from residents all over West Michigan, tractors on loan by Ed Hanenburg, feed sacks, tools, and barbed wire donated by Corky Pals, and art from many very talented people.  That's just the start!

The Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center is a representation of the community.  Come on in and take a leisurely stroll down Memory Lane and at the same time, you might discover something new! 
Other Attractions
Historical Museum
Coopersville Historical Society Museum

Located next to the Coopersville Farm Museum

 & Event Center:


The Coopersville Area Historical Society & Museum
(home of the Del Shannon Memorial and the Del Shannon Room)
363 Main Street, Coopersville, MI 49404
Jim Budzynski, Curator  (616) 997-6978

info/voice mail:  (616) 997-7240


The Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum Hours Are:


Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesdays from 3 – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. (Aug. — mid-Dec.)

The Museum is also open during many other special times
throughout the year. 
Call Jim or Lillian Budzynski (616) 997-6978 for 
information or to arrange group tours.
The Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum is 
a handicap accessible facility.  

Call (616) 997-7000 for information on the Coopersville & Marne Railway!  Ride a vintage train today!

The main events of the Coopersville and Marne Railway operating season are the 59 departures of our EnterTRAINment Excursions which run from May 3 through September 23. These trains give folks, who would rather have time to visit with their fellow travelers and family members, a chance to enjoy our vintage train ride without costumed characters, loud events or increased ticket prices.  They feature musicians from the Coopersville Farm Museum's Tuesday Night Jams who play guitar and sing railroad and other fun songs.  Get ready for a rousing sing-along to "I've Been Working on the Railroad", "Casey Jones" and "She'll be Comin' 'round the mountain".  The 90-minute round-trip departs from historic, downtown Coopersville on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  During the journey, our friendly Conductor will talk about our hometown Rock 'n Roll Superstar Del Shannon along with local railroad history.  We use the same vintage railroad cars and locomotive as we do on our special theme trains.  Some cars are almost 100 years old!  All have restrooms.  The windows open for a cool breeze as we pass through family-owned farms and fields.  Your light snacks are welcome aboard.

Get Directions To:
375 Main Street
coopersville mi 49404

Regularly scheduled exhibits and events draw thousands of visitors to Coopersville every year.  "Quilts & Their Stories" is an exhibit of over 150 quilts held in August and September and our musical Jam Nights are held twice a month year round (just to name a couple of our most popular attractions). 
Most of the tractors on display are from the collection of museum founder, Ed Hanenburg. Various makes and models will be found at the museum.  The Minneapolis Moline Comfortractor and John Deere tractors that Ed used on the farm growing up are always on display.  
Coopersville Farm Museum Hours are: 

Tuesday. Thursday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. July - September

Tuesday and Thursday  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00a.m - 1:00pm  October - June

Also open for special events and for groups with reservations.  Group rate is $3 per person.  

Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center

PO Box 64

375 Main Street

Coopersville, MI 49404

(616) 997-8555


Lee Ann Proia, Director: