DUE TO COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS TO LIMIT SOCIAL INTERACTION, THE ELK RAPIDS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (ERAHS) HISTORY MUSEUM IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 
BUT, members may request research. Just click-on the RESEARCH/GENEALOGY link above to get a printable form
to fill-out and mail-in.

The Monthly Programs in the evening at the Museum are canceled.  BUT, check out the wonderful Tuesday afternoon (12 noon to 1:00 p.m.) and Wednesday evening (7:00-8:00 p.m.) online programs we are offering to our members through the Historical Society of Michigan. They are quality programs showcasing a variety of historical topics. Click-on the PROGRAMS/EVENTS link above to view them.
  
We will miss all the friendly faces that we see on a regular basis as
well as those who visit occasionally. Stay safe and healthy!
 
Elk Rapids Historical Museum
 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)

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.
 
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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