Celebrate, Commemorate, Venerate

Send us a picture of the Sparta area military veteran in your life in time for this year's Veteran's Day, Nov. 11.

This is an all-inclusive call for photos, from the Civil War era to present.

STHC will then post photos in our Veterans Photo Gallery and their picture will also be published in the next issue of Sparta Today.

Submit your photos here


Horace "H.J." Kurtz established the Sparta Rotary Club in 1937. Do you have a desire to volunteer like those pictured? 

🙋‍♂️Your Sparta Township Historical Commission is requesting volunteers to assist in completing a digital inventory of our collections donated by the public. 

Jobs include scanning, identifying people and places, creating written descriptions, and inputting on our Past Perfect software. 

No experience necessary, just a willingness to help STHC in this massive effort to digitize our entire collection. 

Please indicate interest by either
📫 Emailing history@spartahistory.org
☎️ Calling Larry Carter at 616-887-7600

This is a perfect opportunity for students needing volunteer hours or to fulfill an internship.

Historical Commission Coffee Hour

Join us for coffee on Monday mornings, from 9am-11am at the Historical Commission Research Center (71 N. Union), sharing memories, old photos, and fellowship in addition to access to Sparta's history records that have been collected and cataloged.