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Jun022011

Houghton County Historical Museum

Virtual brochure and information for the Houghton County Historical Museum, one of many online travel brochures for tourist information in Lake Linden, MI. Provided by your source for Mackinaw Information and Mackinac Information.


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53150 Hwy. M-26
P.O. Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945
Phone: 906-296-4121
Website: www.houghtonhistory.org

Keweenaw Heritage Site, Partners of Keweenaw National Historical Park

Home of The Copper Country Railroad History Center & The Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A Special Sense of Place
Wander through a country kitchen and see how Great Grandma cooked her meals. You can almost smell the biscuits...

Mother’s spinning, sewing, knitting, and weaving, making the family’s clothes, stretched many a mine worker’s wages. See how it was done.

Come join us in Grandma’s parlor!
We’ve got ragtime on the Victrola.

Stroll through the Bridal Room and experience the romance of vintage fashion.

Music, music, music! Every mine and mill had a band, and the Copper Country sang in every language. Music helped make the long winters pass.

Logging history in the Keweenaw is often overlooked. It provided fuel, timber, and jobs. See the largest collection of memorabilia in the western U.P.

The Historical Society Heritage Center, an 1887 Congregational Church, houses one of the oldest mechanical tracker organs in the Midwest. It was built in 1874 by Garret House of Buffalo, New York and delivered to the Copper Country by ship. It was restored in 2004.

The Heritage Center hosts a series of concerts and other events. Contact us about our program.

Your gathering will be extra special when you rent The Heritage Center or Leo Chaput Cabin for weddings and other events.

Our Purpose
"To find, to preserve, and to make available to the people, all procurable material pertinent to the history of Houghton County."

Outdoor Displays
The Leo Chaput log cabin was built by the WPA in 1940. Your group of up to 40 can comfortably rent this space.

The historic Mineral Range Depot houses the Copper Country Railroad History Center. It houses the largest collection of Copper Country railroad artifacts in the area, and an operating model railroad in HO scale depicting the Copper Range Railroad in the 1920’s.

Tour the C&H Stamp Mill Site in a train pulled by the Porter steam locomotive that once worked the smelter.

Climb aboard the Soo Line Caboose.

Tour the 1914 Traprock Valley one-room school.

Research local history in the Perl Merrill Library assisted by friendly staff.

Hours vary by season. Please call ahead for information

Off-season tours available.

If you have new or updated information about this virtual brochure, please contact us.

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