New Location
 
(Click Here For Exterior & Interior Pictures
 of the former Elk Rapids United Methodist Church)

Vision Statement
The Elk Rapids Area Historical Society and Museum will be a distinguished leader in defining the unique history of the region by connecting the past, present and future through:
  • Historical Preservation
  • Community Collaboration
  • Educational Programs
  • Research Documentation
Mission Statement
The Elk Rapids Area Historical Society and Museum is a center that inspires people to explore the past, understand the present and envision the future.

We accomplish this by:
  • Serving as the authority on regional history
  • Preserving artifacts pertinent to the region
  • Promoting, collaborating and supporting community activities
  • Providing a center for community engagement and education
  • Assisting with research and learning
  • Ensuring history is an integral component of community development
  • Sharing our past as the foundation for the future
    Exhibits
    The Elk Rapids Historical Museum has a wide variety of exhibits. See  a replica of the Township Hall’s old 1883 jail. See a replica of the Elk Rapids iron works, vintage clothing, antique tools, local artist displays, old office furniture and machines, and more memorabilia. Learn how, since 1848, Elk Rapids’ history within the Chain of Lakes region has changed the face of our American cultural landscape.

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