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Heritage Hall entrance, photo taken by Will Katerberg

Heritage Hall has and makes available for research the records of Calvin UniversityCalvin Seminary, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. In addition the collection holds the personal papers of the university and seminary faculty and staff, ministers in the denomination, and letters detailing the Dutch migration and the impact of this migration on North America.

Our entrance is on the main floor of the Hekman Library, just to the south of the Information Desk. You also can connect with us at our Origins Online blog or our Facebook page.

Open by Appointment Only

To use Heritage Hall collections and facilities, you must make an appointment and observe the following requirements:

  • Keep track of your temperature first thing in the morning and last thing at night during the 72 hours before you come in for your appointment. Email the last 72 hours' worth of data to before you come in for your appointment.
  • The morning of your appointment, please fill out the Healthy@Calvin form.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting Heritage Hall.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times in Hekman Library, including in Heritage Hall.
  • Upon arrival at Hekman Library, phone 616-526-6313 or 616-526-6916 and a staff member will come and meet you at the main entrance and escort you to Heritage Hall.

To make an appointment, please email the curator, William Katerberg, at

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Heritage Hall
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546-4402
phone: 616.526.6313
fax: 616.526.7689