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Spring 2020 – MMM opening date to be announced.
March 2020 – Buitenhuis Building & Design of Grand Haven chosen as general contractor for Phase 1.
January 5, 2020 – Archiving of historical documents is complete.
November 30, 2019 – Last day open for business at Hickory Corners location. The transition and move to Grand Haven began.
October 2019 – Engaged Nancy Richard of Grand Rapids, Michigan to research, catalog, and archivally house historical documents and photographs found in the House. She is a recently retired archivist of Grand Valley State University and former archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
August 1, 2019 – Signed closing papers for Museum ownership of the Robbins House.
July 2019 – Contracted with architect Kevin Kane of the Kane Group, Inc. of Grand Haven, Michigan, to evaluate and plan retrofitting the building from home to museum.
June 5, 2019 – Board approved purchase of the Nathaniel and Esther Robbins House in Grand Haven, Michigan as new home for MMM.
January 10, 2019 – Soliciting Request for Proposals (RFPs) for building retrofit needs. Phase One plans include adding a fire suppression system, accessible entrance to the building, and an accessible restroom. Contact architect Kevin Kane at email@example.com for information.
2018-2019 – Relocation team (including museum consultant Timothy J. Chester of The Museum Group, Grand Rapids) set relocation criteria and successfully searched for a larger and more suitable home for the Midwest Miniatures Museum.