The Community Historical Society of Colon was organized in 1974 to promote interest in all aspects of the history of Colon and the surrounding area.
To help fulfill its purpose the society established and today maintains the museum which opene on July 4th, 1976.
The society purchased the residence next door to the original museum and in 1992 moved the displays into the Farrand-Hoekzema annex.
In 2002, the society added a 24' x 70' addition to the church building to house the Express print shop and other displays. We hope to have the print shop and displays in the old Lutheran-Catholic church ready by 2007.
The museum is open from June 1st to Labor Day from 2:00 - 4:30 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons and by appointment