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Upcoming Events 2016

Museum Building,
Trains, and Events are noon - 4pm
    unless noted

Museum Building open
every day noon - 4PM
until September 30.

For more Info

Steam Train runs every Saturday, and on Sundays for special events.
Diesel runs every Sunday, and on Fridays in July.

June Museum opens

June 25 & 26
(Sat. & Sun)

Ham Radio Field Days

Jul. 2,3 & 4
(Sat thru Mon)

4th of July Celebration

August TBD
Steam Train Event

Sept. 10

Trains, Tractors & More

Sept. 30
Museum Bldg Closes .

Oct. 22

Haunted House / Ghost Train

Oct. - Steam engine put away for the winter

Dec. 3(Saturday)
Santa Train

The Heritage Center and/or Log Cabin are available to rent anytime for your event. Contact us.

Watch for updates!
Last update 01/09/2016



Welcome to the Houghton County Historical Museum

The museum doors might be closed, and the trains may have been put to sleep for the winter. But even with our grounds under a layer of snow we're planning events for a busy 2016 season! Mark your calendars - we hope to see you at many of the following events:

June 18 Museum & Grounds open for the season
June 25 & 26 Ham Radio Field Days
July 2,3 & 4 4th of July celebration!
August (TBD) Steam Train Event
September 10 Trains, Tractors & More!
October 22 Haunted House/Ghost Train
December 3 2016 Santa Train

The Perl Merrill Reseach Center is open all year for local area research and geneology searches. Winter Hours for the Center are Mondays & Fridays from 9:30 AM to Noon. During the summer months (June 16 thru Sept 30) the Center is open Mondays & Fridays from 9 AM to Noon.

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

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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