2018 Collections & Cocktails


Join us at the 2018 Collections & Cocktails for an evening to view the Museum’s transportation Collection including: the Herpolsheimer train, automobiles, planes and some never seen items from the Museum’s Collections.

The event will feature signature cocktails and dinner along with viewing and hearing the stories about the Museum’s transportation Collection on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.



Collections & Cocktails Committee:
Amy Van Andel, Chair Amy Miller
Michelle Bottrall Dee Mitchell
Vanessa Bradley Kelly Muschiana
Sam Cummings Cindy Porter Janes
Thomas R. Dilley Loraine Rebar
Lori Faulkner Taylor Remy
George Ferris Shelby Reno
Melissa Fortino Dale A. Robertson
Fredric Goldberg Elizabeth Schenk
David Huhn George Sharpe Jr.
Shelley Irwin Tamara Sytsma
Jeff Kaiser Roberta Tepper
Janine Manino-Smith Leigh Vander Molen
Rick McNew

Collections & Cocktails is sponsored by:










Dan Hibma & Terri Lynn Land



Chase Creative 
Corrigan Moving Systems
Grand Valley State University
Kennari Consulting 
Herb & Sharon Lantinga
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Scott & Lindsay Slagboom
Special Occasions West 
Sytsma Wealth Strategies
The Tent Chik 
Williams Kitchen & Bath


Allegra Marketing • Print • Mail
Biggby Coffee
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Independent Bank
Kendall College of Art & Design

Additional Support

Art Craft Display
Cascade Rental Center
Distinctive Catering 
Jennie King of Jennie King Photography 
The Catering Company



Possible Collections related themes for future events include but are not limited to: furniture, world cultures, natural history, historical documents and medical history. The possibilities are nearly endless given the diversity and breadth of the GRPM’s Collections and the stories they tell.