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Northern Michigan History Consortium Participants

The individuals and organizations who participate in the Consortium are listed below. 

  • The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is one of the nation's longest--lived lighthouse preservation groups. It's mission is three-fold: 1) the preservation of lighthouses 2) recording and telling the stoires of those who kept them and 3) developing a new generation of preservationists. Presently, the association owns and is restoring two historic lights: the St. Helena Island Lightstation and the Cheboygan River Front Range Light. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in1983.
  • Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month with speakers on local history. The Heritage Village is a 43 acre parcel with buildings and stories of the Mackinaw area from 1880-1917.
  • Cheboygan, Michigan. 1880s historic sheriff's residence and jail, restored 1912 jail addition, log cabin and modern exhibit hall present Cheboygan County history from the mid 19th century to the present. Rich in artifact exhibits, photographs and murals.
  • The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is one of the nation's longest--lived lighthouse preservation groups. It's mission is three-fold: 1) the preservation of lighthouses 2) recording and telling the stoires of those who kept them and 3) developing a new generation of preservationists. Presently, the association owns and is restoring two historic lights: the St. Helena Island Lightstation and the Cheboygan River Front Range Light. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in1983.
  • Mackinaw City, Michigan. Michigan Room - Chippewa and Ottawa land grant and annuity rolls, many early history books, government documents and microfilmed newspapers are available for research and study.
  • Alpena, Michigan. Regional art, history, and science, including the Sky Theater Planetarium; LaFarge Fossil Park; 1890s Avenue of Shops. Indoor and outdoor exhibits including many hands on educational exhibits. Check our website for new offerings.
  • Hillman, Michigan. We are a history museum and cultural center. As a non-profit organization totally operated by a volunteer staff, our goals are to preserve local history, promote eduation and provide family entertainment and cultural programs for the community. We also have a gift shop on-site.
  • Cheboygan, Michigan. 1880s historic sheriff's residence and jail, restored 1912 jail addition, log cabin and modern exhibit hall present Cheboygan County history from the mid 19th century to the present. Rich in artifact exhibits, photographs and murals.
  • The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is one of the nation's longest--lived lighthouse preservation groups. It's mission is three-fold: 1) the preservation of lighthouses 2) recording and telling the stoires of those who kept them and 3) developing a new generation of preservationists. Presently, the association owns and is restoring two historic lights: the St. Helena Island Lightstation and the Cheboygan River Front Range Light. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in1983.
  • Harbor Springs, Michigan. History's home in Harbor Springs is the restored former City Hall built in 1886. Interactive exhibits for all ages tell the intriguing stories of Harbor Springs' past. In addition we offer year-round programs, events and special tours that celebrate our area's history.
  • The Little Traverse Historical Society was established in 1905 and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in1969 with a mission of preserving and promoting the Little Traverse Bay area's history. To this end, it acquired and retored the abandoned Chicago and West Michigan Railroad depot located on Petoskey's waterfront. Originally built in 1892 to accomodate the large influx of summer resorters, the depot is now the Little Traverse History Museum and houses numerous exhibits on the region's history and also one on Ernest Hemmingway's personal and literary connections to the area. The museum is open Memorial Day through mid-October and during the summer provides public programs and offers historic tours.
  • Now located in the former United Methodist Church on Traverse Street. Exhibits pertain to the history of the Chain of Lakes Region, the Village of Elk Rapids, its people and community life.
  • Alpena, Michigan. Regional art, history, and science, including the Sky Theater Planetarium; LaFarge Fossil Park; 1890s Avenue of Shops. Indoor and outdoor exhibits including many hands on educational exhibits. Check our website for new offerings.
  • Alpena, Michigan. Regional art, history, and science, including the Sky Theater Planetarium; LaFarge Fossil Park; 1890s Avenue of Shops. Indoor and outdoor exhibits including many hands on educational exhibits. Check our website for new offerings.