KCHS booth at the
Eagle Harbor Art Fair
Announcements: All of the Keweenaw County Historical Museums are now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you when most of our museums reopen on June 11, 2017. We will update the the museum calender with opening dates for specific museums once we have finalized all of our summer events and dates.
3-27-2017- We still have a few openings for summer and fall 2017 at the Rental Cottage which is The Assistant Light Keepers Cottage. It's located near the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior. See the Rental Cottage tab above for details and contact information.
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Come and join the Keweenaw County Historical Society at one or more of the following Keweenaw area events:
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The dedication of the Douglass Houghton State Historical Marker honoring Houghton and his impact on the Keweenaw and the State of Michigan will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Houghton Township Community Building, 5059 Fourth Street, in Eagle River, Michigan. Following opening remarks from Houghton Township, the Keweenaw County Historical Society, the Michigan Chapter of the Association of Professional Geologist and the Michigan Basin Geological Society, Mr. Barry James of the Michigan Iron Ore Industry Museum will lead the official dedication representing the State of Michigan Historical Marker Program, which is part of the Michigan History Center. The unveiling will be followed by a brief presentation about the importance of Houghton’s work and why he was exploring near Eagle River. A highlight of the event will be a presentation by re-enactor Kyle Bagnall who portrays Bela Hubbard who accompanied Douglass Houghton on several of his expeditions. “Bela Hubbard” will help us to understand what Douglass Houghton experienced on his journey to Lake Superior and the Keweenaw and why it was so important. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
The Keweenaw County Historical Society will host it's annual End-Of-Season dinner on Sunday September 18, 2016, at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, US 41 in Copper Harbor, Michigan. Details will be posted as avaiable.