Monthly Program:
At at First Presbyterian Church,
404 Spruce Street, Elk Rapids MI 49629 (corner of First Street).
Note: This location is not be the museum building!


October 5th, 2017 (Thursday) - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"Potluck Dinner, Annual Meeting, & Program"
Society members and the general public are invited to attend.
Potluck Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Annual Meeting at 6:45 p.m., Program at 7:00 p.m.
Officers will be elected and a PowerPoint slideshow will show the many improvements done to the building during the last year and plans for the new fiscal year.
Program (7:00 p.m.): "Antrim County Iron Works" Presented by: Herb Tipton

In 1882, an organization by the name of "John Otis & Company" built a large charcoal furnace on the site. The company also platted a town around the furnace, naming it "Furnaceville". Soon after this, the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad built a station at the town. The furnace flourished, and in 1886 a group of businessmen from Grand Rapids bought out the company, and renamed the company Antrim Iron Works and the town Antrim. A large blast furnace and iron works was built on the site, and the new company began doing business.
Admission Fee:
Coming at 6:00 pm for dinner & program? - Bring a dish to pass, table service is provided.
Coming at 7:00 pm for program only?
It's Free to Historical Society members, children, & students.
Non-members: donations accepted.
Program Sponsors: