Keweenaw County Historical Society

Caretakers of the past, stewards of the future


Become a KCHS Volunteer

We Need You !
The Keweenaw County Historical Society, KCHS, is a volunteer organization. We have no paid staff but we do reward our volunteers with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our success is almost entirely attributable to the men and women who volunteer their talents and time in the interest of preserving and sharing the exciting history of the Keweenaw. Some of our volunteers are permanent residents of the area, but many are seasonal residents and vacationers. All are captivated by the richness and diversity of the Copper Country history and enjoy joining with others who share their historical interest. We find being a Society volunteer to be a great opportunity to both learn more about our history as well as taking pleasure in the knowledge that we are engaged in something of great worth. Please join us!

Our volunteer opportunities

We have many different ways in which you can serve the KCHS and enjoy bringing the history of the Keweenaw to others:

  • Volunteering for duty in the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse complex, the Gay School Museum,  the Central Mine Visitors Center, and/or the Eagle River Museum to greet visitors and assist in their tour of the site or museum.
  • Assisting in developing and the offering of our Adventures in History workshops for students and adults.
  • Helping with exhibit development. museum management, and building and site operation and maintenance.
  • Writing articles for our newsletter, The Superior Signal, or serving as a reporter or photographer for that publication or our web site.
  • Assisting with fund-raising and grant sourcing and grant application writing.
  • Serving on one of the Society’s several museum, site and special project committees.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in any capacity, or want to learn more about what’s involved, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Schubert-
Phone: (906) 289 4607
Email: gischub@pasty.net
or contact any Society officer or trustee.

KCHS museum sites and the cottage rentals will be opening for the Summer of 2021, except the Bammert Blacksmith Shop which is closed for repairs.  Sites expect to open buildings during the week of June 20th.  See the museum sites’ webpages for opening dates and hours.

Public events have NOT been scheduled, except for the Woodward Concert in Copper Harbor on September 22nd and Cider Making at Central on September 25th; both events will be held outside.  See the Events/Adventures in History webpage for more information.

The Keweenaw County Historical Society’s Board of Directors will follow the COVID-19 Epidemic Orders issued by the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services.  These public health orders are updated as needed, so KCHS may need to change access to buildings and events.  This spring, group events held inside community buildings were not allowed.  Therefore, KCHS cancelled the Adventures in History programs for the summer.  

Please check back for updates.
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