Thank God for Michigan: Stories from the Civil War (June 6 2011 – March 29 2015) Thank God for Michigan was an exhibition developed by the GRPM to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The exhibit featured over 150 artifacts from the GRPM's collection and told the story of the Civil War through the lens of soldiers and civilians from Michigan.
DeCamp, Dr. William Henry A New York native, Dr. William H. DeCamp (November 6, 1825-July 4, 1898), styled surgeon, settled Grand Rapids by 1854, joined the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics in late-1861. After three years in the army, DeCamp resumed his medical practice and served as president of Michigan State Medical Society.
William H. DeCamp was one of the founding members of Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History in 1854. Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History is the earliest predecessor of Grand Rapids Public Museum.