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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Hyser Rivers Museum


Take a trip back in time and share Plainfield Charter Township history and tour the Historic Hyser Museum during our Open House Celebration on September 14th (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 15th (noon to 4:30 p.m.). Join us for a craft demonstrations in conjunction with the Civil War Reenactment at the Grand Rogue Campground. Come and spend some time learning about handicrafts and the history of Plainfield Township.

WE NEED YOUR HISTORICAL STUFF   The Plainfield Township Historical Preservation Committee wants your help in collecting old school photographs, articles, stories, and artifacts to increase our collected history of the township.  Click here for details, descriptions of desired items and exciting news from the Township Historical Committee.

The Plainfield Township Historical Committee wants your help in collecting old school photographs. Do you have a grade school group photo you would like to share? If so, we would like to copy it. If you have photos from any of the following old school districts (Belmont, Colton, Post, Goff, Sage, D.W. Richardson, Wilson, Peach Grove, Brownell, Atwater, Comstock Park, and Oakwood), please call the township office at (616) 364-8466. Please leave your name and phone number or email address so we can contact you, or bring it to the township hall for scanning.

The Hyser Rivers Museum Committee meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at Plainfield Charter Township, 6161 Belmont, NE, Belmont, MI 49306.

William Hyser (1826-1909), pioneer surgeon and Civil War captain, came to Plainfield Township in 1850, when it was a lumber center.

In 1852, he built this Greek Revival house as a home and an office for his medical and civic duties. He was at various times township clerk, school inspector and supervisor, and justice of the peace. The house has also served as a stagecoach station and a post office.

In 1976 it was moved to its present site. The only remaining structure from the original Plainfield Village, it is now restored as a museum.

The Hyser Rivers Museum is open April through December on the first Sunday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Special tours can be arranged by contacting Township Hall at (616) 364-8466.




Saturday-Sunday, May 3rd-4th

11:00am-5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, June 1st

2-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 6th

2-4:30 p.m

Sunday, August 3rd

2-4:30 p.m

Sunday, September 7th

2-4:30 p.m

Saturday, September 12th
Sunday, September 13th

10:00am- 5:00pm     Historical Weekend
12 Noon - 4:30pm

Sunday, October 5th

2-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 2nd

2-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 7th

2-4:30 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park

The Veterans Memorial Park grew out of the corner of Belmont and Jupiter Avenues, which was struck by a small tornado and then cleared of fallen trees in 2001. It is now a beautiful park with a purpose: honoring Plainfield Township’s veterans. It continues to receive generous donations for its growth, development, and maintenance. Local Boy Scouts planted more than 200 bulbs and cedar seedlings, which will add spring beauty to the park. American Lumberman donated and planted the trees under the supervision of Chet’s Nursery.

For individuals who may wish to make a tax deductible contribution to the growth, development, and maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Park please contact Priscilla Walden at 726-8889 to discuss opportunities. Funds may be contributed to a special township account to assist with maintenance of the park including the payment of the electric bill for the lighting that keeps the flags and monument lit.

Special recognition must made for the beautiful landscaping and floral gardens in the Veterans Memorial Park.  These are the result of the hard work and skills of an all-star lineup of volunteer gardeners who year after year plant and maintain the grounds.

Sue Bouchard David and Nancy Hoovler
Beth Gendron Marie Purwin
Eveline Grimes Eileen Schmuker



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