Connecting in the 20th Century

January 26 2016 - February 26 2016

View a collection of vintage radio and telephone equipment, and learn a bit about the evolution of communication from the late 19th Century to the dawn of the 21st.

Community Exhibit

To promote the responsible preservation of historical and genealogical resources. We will collect, preserve and interpret documents, photographs and artifacts of our distant and recent past, while providing public access to our collection and resources.  


Watch this space for information on

our upcoming lecture series.

The Terry Wantz Historical Research Center is a leading source of genealogical and local historical information in West Michigan. We are currently developing additional programs to disseminate local history to area residents.

Our Services

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"I was born and raised in the Fremont area, from 1946. Love seeing these old pictures!"


Jackie Vermilyea,, Facebook
November 6, 2015

Lecture Series

Hours of Operation

​“I want to thank you all for your assistance in finding information about my GG Grandfather Place. You were better than the library in this regard."


David Place, Facebook
October 11 2013

The Lives We Touch

Terry Wantz Historical Research Center

Our Vision

  • Local History Preservation
  • Family History Research Assistance
  • Access to Internet tools and databases.
  • Fremont Times Indicator Microfilm
  • Local Obituaries, photographs, and records

Tuesday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday - by appointment

The Wantz History Center will be closed when Fremont Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.