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Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University

1009 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
+1 231-591-5873
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Great museum at a small university.

Great museum! I learned a good deal looking at the Jim Crow collection. You will definitely learn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Life Changing Experience

The Jim Crow Museum is a "must" for any person interested in civil society and the struggles we... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Big Rapids, MI
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1009 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
+1 231-591-5873
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum! I learned a good deal looking at the Jim Crow collection. You will definitely learn here.

Thank winger999
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Jim Crow Museum is a "must" for any person interested in civil society and the struggles we have all endured to achieve such. It is a fabulous collection of racist artifacts. It may be a little intense for children, but it tells the story...More

Thank griffinr
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have visited with friends, family, and, as a teacher I took my U.S. history classes. This museum has been put together with great love and care. When you leave, it is with a sense of sorrow for what has been done and a sense...More

2  Thank nanagram11
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We parked in Lot 27 and took our chances since all the metered spots were taken. You have to enter the Library just north of the Northland/Pierce campus entrance. - The museum itself is a good collection for everyone to see and to learn from....More

Thank 48912glb
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This museum displays how everyday items have been used to promote negative stereotypes since the passage of the Jim Crow Laws (late 1800s through 1965) and how these same connotations are still in effect today i.e. the alligator cookie jar. The suprising thing is this...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The museum is open during the week so we took a day off from work to drive over on a Friday during summer break when the campus was very quiet. Museum staff was very accessible and very willing to talk with visitors. Sent almost three...More

1  Thank 187nellad
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I was lucky to take a tour with the museum's creator. He is so well versed in the topic and to hear the stories behind the pieces he collected and his research was very interesting.

1  Thank powr2b
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Makes you realize how cruel such stereotyping can be, and how frustrating for those vitimized. Very broad collection of artifacts covering several decades. For obvious reasons (nasty people still exist) no photography is allowed.

1  Thank Doug R
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This collection of racist items starts with the beginning of slavery including items from current times. It also includes items concerning the achievements of minorities throughout history. Can be very challenging to view many of the items that are contained in the museum. Because of...More

1  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a very unusual, interesting, and educational small museum. Check with the Ferris Library for open hours.

2  Thank richard b
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