Mission Statement

The Sparta Township Historical Commission strives to preserve and keep our history alive for future generations.


In striving to preserve our local history, the Commission, through fundraising and the support of our community, is working toward having a location within the downtown business area, to share with residents and visitors to our town, the many articles and photos of the past.

We welcome anyone interested in becoming a friend of the Commission, as well as any donations of local historical items and financial support. It is through the generous community in which we all live that has thus far, provided the Sparta Township Historical Commission with the support it needs to preserve and share our history.

About Us

The Myers School Museum hosts open houses quarterly; during the week of Town & Country Days, or by appointment for family or class reunions.

The Sparta Township Historical Commission provides educational programs for our community; assisting in the 5th Grade Walking Tour and the Myers Schoolhouse Tour. The Commission periodically hosts film series of interest on local history as well.

During the months of June, July & August the community hosts concerts in the park. The Commission is present with displays of old photos and items of interest from the past, as well as selling Sparta High School alumni t-shirts or sponsoring one of the many food booths.

During the month of December, the Commission co-sponsors along with the Downtown Development Authority, the annual Christmas Lighting Contest for local residents and businesses to enter.

Sparta Township is honored to be designated a "Preserve America Community"! This national program recognizes communities that are committed to preserving America's cultural and natural heritage resources, for learning and enjoyment. Thank you to our Historical Commission for all their work to achieve this honor, which qualifies us for grants and other benefits.

Commission Members

Larry-CarterLarry Carter

Joanne-VanderWerffJoAnne VanderWerff

Jamie-BrooksJamie Brooks

Adele Jones

Not PicturedRick Kingsbury

Jim-TuinstraJim Tunsitra

Not PicturedLisa VanderWerff

Jeff-VanSyckleJeff VanSyckle