Cedar Springs Historical Museum

60 Cedar Street
Cedar Springs, MI 49319


Step back in time as you visit the Cedar Springs Museum or tour the one-room Payne School that was moved to Morley Park in 1971. The school has been renovated to reflect the century long era in public education when one teacher, lodging with a school family, taught all eight grades. In Michigan's early development, land for these schools was reserved as townships were established. As population in the townships increased, more schools were established so that pupils would not have to walk more than two or three miles to school.

Established as a lumber town in 1856, Cedar Springs boasted numerous lumber and shingle mills. For a number of years, it was the northern terminus of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad (Pennsylvania) and also was the crossing point for east-west Toledo, Saginaw, and Muskegon (Grand Trunk) Railroad.

Among the museum's displays you'll find a turn of the century home, the old general store, Native American history, lumbering, farming and Railroad displays. Located outside the Cedar Springs Museum in Morley Park, you will find a stump puller that was used to remove stumps in the area so that the land could be farmed.

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