Elk Rapids Historical Museum
301 Traverse Street (Corner of Pine)
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-0002
(mail undeliverable without P.O. Box number)

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Self-guided building tour
with map provided
Admission donation welcome
Guided tours by appointment
Call: 231-264-5692

 Listen to the Story of Elk Rapids(Click Here)
 (Click Here for Exterior/Interior Pictures of the Museum when it was a Church - 1901-2011)

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.
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

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