Houghton County Historical Society

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Upcoming Events 2015

Events are noon - 4pm
    unless otherwise noted

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May 23 & 24 (Sat.& Sun.) CANCELLED
Planting of Memorial Trees

June 1 (Mon.) 1 - 4PM
Museum Opens

June 27 & 28 (Sat. & Sun)
  Field Days, Ham Radio

Jul. 3 (Fri. evening) Fireworks  Steam Train
    6:30PM - 10:30PM

Jul. 4 (Saturday)
Parade Steam Train
    10:30AM - 2:30PM

July 5th (Sunday)  
Civil War/WWI
Veterans Memorial 2PM

July 18th (Saturday)
Art Show in the Log Cabin  

July 6, 13, 20 & 27 
(Monday Evenings)
 Pipe Organ Concert

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
(Monday Evenings)
Pipe Organ Concert

August 22 & 23
(Saturday & Sunday)
100th Anniversary of Our Steam Engine

Sept. 12 & 13
  Steam Train
   Trains, Tractors & More
   Open House,
   Antique Tool Show

September 30th (Wednesday)   Museum Bldg Closes for the Season

Oct. 17 - Ghost Train
for Kids 2 -5PM
Oct. 17 - Ghost Train
for the brave 6:30 - 9:30PM

Oct. 18 - Steam engine put away for the winter

Nov. 28 (Saturday)
Art Show in the Log Cabin

Dec. 5 (Saturday)
  Santa Train - 1PM - 5PM
   Santa in the Log Cabin
Refreshments available

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

Houghton Country Historical Museum
Number 3
Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad
Traprock Valley School House
Log Cabin
1887 Congregational Church Heritage Center
WPA era Leo Chaput Log Cabin


May 23 & 24 (Sat.& Sun.) Memorial Day 1 - 4PM


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 families. 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 president@houghtonhistory.org

Mission Statement:
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.

For FurtherInformation:

Houghton County Historical Museum Complex
53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, Michigan

PO Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 296-4121





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