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Plymouth Historical Museum Archives

The Museum Archives collects and preserves material relating to Plymouth history, genealogy, Civil War history, and Abraham Lincoln. No appointment is needed, but an archivist must be present to access the collection. Archives hours are the same as the Museum hours. Research Room Guidelines.

If you can't visit the Archives, fill in the Archives Research Request Form (Adobe Reader required for viewing) and we will do our best to help you find the material you are looking for. If our Archivist does your research, we request a minimum donation of $20 to the Plymouth Historical Society for this service. If you research your own material in the Archives, we request a minimum donation of $5 for assistance with your material/subject.

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Research Resources

  • 24th Michigan Infantry, Company C
    This company formed in Kellogg Park, Plymouth, Michigan, in August 1862
  • Census records for all of Wayne County (except Detroit):
    1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Genealogy material on Plymouth families from 1840 - present
  • Maps and Atlases of the Plymouth area; Wayne County Atlas for 1876 and 1893
  • Photographs relating to Plymouth and Michigan History
  • Plymouth Mail newspaper, September 1887 - December 1954
  • Civil War material relating to Plymouth and Michigan in the War--photographs, letters, diaries, and the Series of Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
  • Abraham Lincoln: rare books, clip files, photographs, and other research data in the Weldon Petz Abraham Lincoln Collection archival material
Plymouth Historical Museum: "Online Finding Aids"

The Plymouth Historical Society was organized in 1948 with 52 original members. By 1987, the membership had increased to 400, and, in 2007 the membership is about 700. The Plymouth Historical Museum opened its doors to the public on 14 February 1976; an addition was completed in 2001. The Museum is housed in a beautiful, 26,000-square-foot building, donated to the Society by Miss Margaret Dunning in memory of her parents. The members of the Society, and indeed the people of the community as a whole, owe a debt of gratitude to Margaret Dunning for her generosity in providing this handsome building for the Museum.

No admission fee is charged for access to the Gift Shop or Archives only. The Archives has its own fee for research assistance.

Adults $5
Students $2
Family $10

Plymouth Historical Museum
155 South Main Street
Plymouth, Michigan 48170-1635 USA

Phone: (734) 455-8940
Fax: (734) 455-7797

Executive Director: Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens
Administrative Assistant: Diane Hamernik
Archivist: Lena Packer
Education Coordinator: Anna Lopez
Volunteer Services Coordinator: Armando Lopez

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