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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May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) - 7:00 p.m. to 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:
Coal Mining in the Mitten
Presented by:
William Murphy, Author
Michigan’s mining history is legendary. Our U.P. copper and iron mines played a proud part in transforming a growing nation into an international power, but a less familiar form of mining in the middle of the Lower Peninsula also helped fuel Michigan’s development—the mining of coal.

*** Register by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11th ***

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: