History Collection
The Furniture Collection is one of the most significant collections at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  Composed of some 2,500 pieces of furniture, mostly manufactured in Grand Rapids in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this collection is internationally recognized for its scope and completeness.

The furniture in this collection represents a wide variety of pieces from hand carved, one-of-a-kind pieces to mass produced, plastic and metal stadium seating.  Taken as a whole, these objects offer a striking material history of the furniture industry and by extension the history and culture of our community.