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.

Our usual once-a-month (May through October) in-person programs have been expanded to ONLINE presentations three-times-a-month EVERY MONTH for as long as they are available to us from the Historical Society of Michigan.
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July 28, 2021 (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hear This Historical Lecture thru HISTORY HOUNDS Lecture Series, Presented by the Historical Society of Michigan for Elk Rapids Area Historical Society Members:
Fire in the White House
Presented by:
Craig G. Wright, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
Many people know that the British burned the White House in 1814. But did you know that President Herbert Hoover was hosting a party on Christmas Eve 1929 when a fire broke out? Travel back in time to learn about the blaze that gutted the West Wing and ruined the Oval Office.

*** Register by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27th ***

This free lecture is only available to ERAHS members through remote access. If you are not an ERAHS member but would like to become one, click here.
Our 2021 Program Sponsors: