Welcome to the Houghton County Historical Society

 

MUSEUM FEES:
Adults (over 16) $5.00
Senior (62 and up) $4.00
Students (6 to 16) $3.00 (6-16)
Children under 6 Free
On Weekends - show your Train ticket
and admission to the Museum is only $1.00!

A Special Sense of Place...

Stove
You can almost smell the biscuits
as you wander through a country
kitchen, and see how
Great Grandma cooked her meals.

Wedding
Stroll through the Bridal Room
and experience the romance of vintage fashion.

Sewing
Mother's spinning, sewing, knitting,
and weaving, making the family's duds,
stretched many a mine worker's wages.

Band
Music. Music, Music!
Every mine had a band, and the
Copper Country sang in every language.

Band
Come join us in Grandma's parlor!
We've got ragtime on the victrola!

Band
Logging histroy in the Keweenaw is often
overlooked. It provided fuel, timber, and jobs!
See the largest collection of memorabilia
in the western U.P.

Band
See the first X-ray machine in the
Copper Country, the "painless" dentist equipment,
a company pharmacy, and a mine body basket.

The Museum campus features a huge outdoor collection of antique heavy equipment, wagons, buggies, blacksmithing equipment, and much, much more... Come and see... A "Bull Ladle" - A Calumet & Hecla smelter tool ... A "Fanny" - for loading copper slabs onto waiting lake steamers... A "Lorry" and copper charging "Paddle"...An iron "Kibble" - from an early (1850's) mine salvaged from Lake Superior. Come and learn about how copper ore was milled and smelted in the largest copper mill in the world.


 
 A crew of C&H workers at the Hubbell smelter manhandle a “fanny” loaded with copper cakes onto a narrow-gauge flat car for a trip to the Lake Linden docks.

Houghton County Historical Society
53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, Michigan
PO Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 296-4121

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