Upcoming Events 2015
Earth Day Observed - Planting of Memorial Trees
1:00 - 4:00
Museum Building Opens for the Season
1:00 - 4:00 Everyday
June 27 & 28
(Sat. & Sun) Field Days with Ham Radio
(Friday evening) Fireworks
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Parade Steam Train
10:30 - 2:30pm
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Pipe Organ Concert in the Old Congregational Church
August 22 & 23
(Saturday & Sunday)
100th Anniversary of Our Steam Engine
Sept. 12 & 13
Trains, Tractors & More
Antique Tool Show
(Wednesday) Museum Building Closes for the Season
Oct. 17 - Ghost Train
for Kids 2 -5PM
Oct. 17 - Ghost Train
for the brave 6:30 - 9:30PM
- Steam engine put away for the winter
Art Show in the Log Cabin
Santa Train - 1PM - 5PM
Santa in the Log Cabin
The Heritage Center and/or Log Cabin are available to rent anytime for your event. Contact us.
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Welcome to the Houghton County Historical Museum
Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad
Traprock Valley School House
1887 Congregational Church Heritage Center
WPA era Leo Chaput Log Cabin
EARTH DAY MEMORIAL
April 25th (Saturday) 1:00 - 4:00
In observance of Earth Day, volunteers are needed to help at
the Houghton County Historical Society in Lake Linden, with
landscaping and planting Memorial Trees.
The trees will memorialize local Houghton County residents and
You may choose from Linden, Pine, Maple etc., at $40.00 each.
There will also be a Memorial Plaque at a price to be determined.
Volunteers will be needed between 1:00 and 4:00. Please bring
your shovel, rake, gloves and energy! See you there.
June 1, 2015 The Houghton County Historical Museum Reopens For The Season
The Houghton County Historical Museum, once the site of the largest copper milling operation in North America is also home to the Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad, the one room Traprock Valley School House, an 1887 Congregational Church building now the HCHS Heritage Center, the WPA era Leo Chaput Log Cabin and the Perl Merrill Research Center which is our archives and genealogical facility.
The Houghton County Museum is located on M-26 in the Upper Peninsula of historic Lake Linden, Michigan and offers three floors of exhibits of local Copper Country mining, logging and cultural history. Some of our outdoor exhibits include a working Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. train with a 3’ gauge Porter steam engine that was used to transport various materials at their mill and smelter sites. The steam train is now used for passenger tours and interpretation of the milling operation.
Open June thru September at variable hours. Our staff is all volunteer so please call ahead. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Off season tours and field trips can be arranged by calling the museum office at 906-296-4121
For more information you may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Houghton County Historical Society is to preserve, present, and interpret the history and culture of the Copper Country of Michigan, with emphasis on Houghton County and copper mining, processing and transportation. The society will pursue this mission through cooperation, collaboration, and participation with the community at large as well as other historical groups.
Houghton County Historical Museum Complex
53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, Michigan
PO Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945