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Upcoming Events 2015

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 1 Museum opens

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

Jul. 3 (Fri. evening)
Fireworks Steam Train

Jul. 4 Steam Train
    10:30AM - 2:30PM

July 5 (Sunday) 7:00 p.m.
Jan Dalquis, patriotic and early American hymns.

July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Pipe Organ Concert

July 12 (Sunday) 7:00 PM
Corbin Eddy - Organ Recital

July 17 (Friday),
Jan List Recital

July 18 (Saturday) 7:00 PM
Art Show in the Log Cabin

July 26 (Sunday) Noon - 4
Steam Train
1860's Prussian Army Day's

July 26 (Sunday) 7:00 PM
Negro spirituals

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
7:00 PM
Pipe Organ Concert

Aug. 4, (Tuesday), 7:00 PM
Kathleen Arten playing Pachelbel

Aug. 16, (Sunday), 7:00 PM
Kathleen Arten Bach Recital

Aug. 22 & 23
100th Anniversary of Our Steam Engine

Aug. 24, (Monday), 7:00 PM
Carol Waisanen, Recital

Sept. 12 & 13
  Steam Train
   Trains, Tractors & More

Sept. 30 7:00 PM
Museum Bldg Closes .

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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Organ Recital Series - Summer 2015

The Houghton County Historical Society presents the Summer 2015 Organ Recital Series. The recitals are held at the HCHS Heritage Center (The old Congregational Church on the corner of N Street & 1st Street), in Lake Linden. Each recital features the historic 1873 Garret House Pipe Organ and a guest organist. Free Will offerings are accepted at each recital. Upcoming recitals are:

August 12th (Wednesday), 7PM, featuring organist Corbin Eddy

August 16th (Sunday), 7PM, featuring organist Kathleen Arten

August 24th (Monday), 7PM, featuring organist Carol Waisanen

100th Anniversary of our C & H Steam Engine

August 23rd (Sunday), Noon to 4PM

Come celebrate with us! Old #3 is having a 100th Birthday Party. This historic steam engine was used to run between the C & H Mills in Lake Linden and the Smelter in Hubbell hauling smelter lag, copper ingots, billets and mineral concentrate during the copper mining days of the early to mid 1900's. $5.00 admission includes a ride behind this historic engine along with a visit to our museum and of course birthday cupcake and ice cream! Come and have some fun with us!

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

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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