The Keweenaw County Historical Society is a group of volunteers who work hard to preserve and share 11 historic sites in one of the most historically rich counties of Northern Michigan.
History in a uniquely pure Michigan settingKeweenaw County is Michigan's northernmost county (and its smallest in population). It comprises the upper half of the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, a beckoning finger of land that stands out on any map of Lake Superior.
It is a region rich in history as well as natural beauty. Copper mining is a major historical theme, but commercial fishing, lumbering, maritime and life-saving history, and various ethnic stories are notable, too.
Out of the way?
We are not on the way to anywhere. We are isolated by our geography, always have been. This is what makes us unique.
Eagle River, the county seat of Keweenaw County is:
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This will allow us to rehabilitate the tower of the lighthouse, replace deteriorated brick and repair damaged plaster.
Keeping a lighthouse has always been a lot about maintenance!
Our volunteers continue the tradition by volunteering skills, labor and loving care.
This Grant requires matching funds, so every member is helping to save this historic treasure with their dues.