Village of Springport

History Room

The Springport Village History Room, located in the village office building (also with separate entrance on the alley), is open the first Monday of each month (except for holidays) from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Appointments may also be arranged by calling Jackie Merritt at 517-257-0458. The History Room was opened by the Springport Area Growth Association in June 2013 in time for the 150th anniversary of the village. Local papers, photographs, ledgers, advertising, family histories, maps, and artifacts of Springport and the area are collected, categorized, and displayed. Popular attractions are the original Springport Telephone Company switchboard, Springport High School yearbooks, 1858 county plat map showing Springport as “Oyers Corners,” uniforms from 1920s village teams, Pioneer-inscribed obelisk, Springport Signal newspapers (1884-present, including the very first Signal in 1874), business advertising, a model of the former train depot with timetables and reports, ration books, and a Justice-of-the-Peace Docket from the 1800s-1920s. Each year, since 2016, a keepsake calendar of historical photographs and information is sold (beginning in October) as a fund-raiser.