We are in the process of updating our Collection inventory and will be making changes to this website listing as that project continues.  If you are looking for a specific item or have a question, please send us an email from the "Contact Us" page here.  Our collection includes objects, photographic/video items, and printed materials (including NEW as of April 2020 referenced newspaper articles and feature stories).  

Objects –

• Victorian (1837-1850) nursing chair, a gift from the estate of Linda (Phillips-Hollinshead) Kolinko.  Nursing chairs were low slung rocking chairs without arms meant to facilitate a more or less comfortable child nursing experience.  The Hollinsheads were early settlers in Bay Township and Samuel Hollinshead served as Trustee of Bay Township 10 years before Ottawa County was formed.  We are pleased to acknowledge this significant gift which will fit nicely in the "master" bedroom of the Keeper's House.