Wyoming History & Life
The City of Wyoming has a long and proud history, incorporated in 1959 from Wyoming Township. Today, Wyoming is Michigan's 16th largest community with west Michigan's third largest industrial tax base. The City has grown to over 72,000 residents with a diverse cultural base, seven school districts, a balance of older and modern homes, retail variety and an abundance of parkland.
Wyoming History - Archives and Research
The City of Wyoming Archives and Historical Collections are maintained by the Wyoming Historical Commission. These extensive collections serve to preserve and document the rich history and heritage of the surrounding community.
The archives are home to hundreds of photographs, regional maps, genealogical and government records, artifacts, and other items that help to tell the story of Wyoming's past, from prehistory to the present. The collections have been inventoried and protected with archival guidance for public study, including research of local history, genealogy and related topics.
Available Materials Include:
- Extensive Genealogical Records
- City Government Records of Wyoming Township, prior to 1959 and City to date
- Business and Family Records
- Church and Neighborhood Histories
- Aerial and Plat Maps
- Census Records of Several Counties
- School Records - Year Books, Board Minutes and Newsletters
- (Further Contributions Gratefully Accepted)
Visit the Historical Room
Wyoming Public Library
3350 Michael Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 261-3508 (Leave message for return call)
Historical Room Hours
Open first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wyoming Historical Commission
The City of Wyoming Historical Commission was organized to preserve, protect and acquire objects and data of importance to the City. The commission is dedicated to fulfilling this mission through the many services it currently provides for the residents of Wyoming and surrounding communities:
- Local History Archives, Wyoming Public Library
- Regular Public Programs and Lectures
- Ongoing Research and Documentation
- Providing Local History Publications
- Partnering with Schools and Educators
Historical Commission Public Education
As a way to serve the community and to promote the history of Wyoming, the Wyoming Historical Commission occasionally hosts presenters, speakers and performers to present a diverse variety of history related topics.
Most presentations are free of charge and are of interest to all ages including adults, families, as well as teachers and students.
Past topics have varied from life in the Civil War to the current preservation of the Norton Burial Mounds, a nationally registered historic site in the City of Wyoming.
Most programs are presented at the Wyoming Public Library. If you are interested in seeing a specific topic presented or would like to recommend a presenter or inquire about upcoming programs, please call us and leave a message at the History Room. (616)261-3508.
Help Support the Historical Commission
Support and Contribute to the Preservation of our Past. You can help to preserve the rich history of our community!
The Wyoming Historical Commission gratefully accepts the financial contributions of local businesses and individuals who understand the value of preserving our past for future generations.
By offering your support through volunteerism, funding, or attending public programs, you are directly helping to record and share our communities story.
If you would like to offer your support or have historical documents, photographs or artifacts that you would like to donate to our collections, please contact us at the History Room at: (616)261-3508.
Historical Commission - Slide Show
These and hundreds more rare historical images of people, places, and events from Wyoming's past are available for public viewing. Visit the Wyoming Historical Archives in the local History Room at the Wyoming Public Library and enjoy a visual tour of Wyoming's past.