BUT, appointments may be made for individual research by calling 231-264-5692. Everyone must wear a mask ‐ no exceptions!
The Monthly Programs are canceled for this summer. BUT, check
out the wonderful Tuesday afternoon (12 noon to 1:00) and Wednesday evening (7-8 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 this URL to view: //
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)

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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