The Ontonagon County Historical Society was founded in 1957 to collect and preserve the artifacts of the county’s history and to educate the public about that history and related topics.
The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases.
The Ontonagon Lighthouse is part of our attractions. The Society is restoring it and conducts three tours a day in summers, Monday through Saturday. Lighthouse tours are also available by appointment, and tour groups are welcome by appointment on Sundays, too.
We also have a gift shop with many items related to local history and heritage, and to our light house. Books, DVD’s, and other items of local historical interest can be shipped to you, paid by credit card, if you call the museum at 906-884-6165. Click the following link for a list of items for sale. Gift Shop
Self-Guided Lighthouse Tours
Tuesday- Saturday 11-3pm
Help support the Ontonagon County Historical Society by donating. OCHS offers golden plates to memorialize loved ones or to list your name in history as a sponsor. The plates are displayed in the entryway to the museum, or at the lighthouse.