Ontonagon County Historical Society

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.

 

Ontonagon Historical Museum

The museum building houses collections of mining, logging, farming, marine, and social memorabilia, displayed in room settings and cases.

 

Ontonagon Lighthouse

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.

 

Gift Shop

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. You can also help protect Ontonagon history by making a donation to our organization.

 

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

museum

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Lighthouse, tucked and shuttered in 2009

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.

Ontonagon Historical Museum

422 River Street
Ontonagon, Michigan  49953
(906) 884-6165

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