Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Collections & Cocktails for a special evening viewing the Museum’s transportation Collection including the Herpolsheimer train, automobiles, planes and some never seen items from the Museum’s Collections.

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

2018 Collections & Cocktails was sponsored by:


The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation 


Fox Motors







Sam & Janene Cummings





Dan Hibma & Terri Lynn Land



Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance
Chase Creative 
Corrigan Moving Systems
Ellis Parking
Grand Valley State University
Green Giftz
David Huhn
Kennari Consulting 
Herb & Sharon Lantinga
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Priority Health 
Scott & Lindsay Slagboom
Special Occasions West 
Brian & Amy Steketee
Sytsma Wealth Strategies
The Tent Chik 
Williams Kitchen & Bath


Allegra Marketing • Print • Mail
Aquinas College
Biggby Coffee
David & Michelle Bottrall
Crowe Horwath LLP
Ferris State University
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Independent Bank
Kendall College of Art & Design
Posh Petals
Chuck Schoenknecht & Ward Paul

Additional Support

Art Craft Display
Cascade Rental Center
Distinctive Catering
Events by iCandy
Grand Rapids Cheesecake Co. 
Jennie King of Jennie King Photography 
Le Bon Macaron
Nothing Bundt Cakes
The Catering Company
The Salted Cupcake
Wealthy Street Bakery



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related themes for future events include but are not limited to: furniture, world cultures, natural history, historical documents and medical history.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.