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The Iron County Historical Museum is Upper Michigan's largest local museum and is located in Caspian, Michigan on nearly 10 acres of land, a former mine site.  It has 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits and includes two special art galleries.
Preserving and sharing our Iron County heritage with present and future generations.
Iron County Historical Museum

Upcoming Events

at the Iron County Historical Museum

 

Special Exhibit   “Building Iron County”

at the Iron County Historical Museum

Our lives are frequently impacted by two things…..the people whom we have contact with….and buildings that we are familiar with as we grow.  The people whom we contact are often classmates from school, some of whom may become lifelong friends.  But the buildings help establish a time line for our lives. With a history that goes back 135 years, there have been many changes that have taken place.  There are new school buildings at West Iron and Forest Park.  There are new road routes for US-2 and County Road 424.  Stambaugh and Mineral Hills are now part of Iron River.  But when Iron County began, it began with people and buildings.  First, there were the mining structures to support the removal of the ore.  Then, there were other structures to support the communities.  Those are the structures we will be looking at. The program will show the evolution of some of the buildings in the county.  We will try to explain the evolution and provide some history to go along with the changes.  The pictures that you will see are from the picture archives of the Iron County and Crystal Falls Museums as well as those pictures from the Reporter newspaper and various publications.  The historical information comes from many sources, and is based on extensive research of our museum staff. “Building Iron County” Beam Reception.  Beam will be painted by Amy Brzoznowski to be held on June 18, 2015. “Building Iron County” Beam Reception includes the painting of a 30’ mural on a ceiling bean in Heritage Hall illustrating historic buildings and 2 programs.  Painted on the seven panel mural will be depictions of approximately 25 historic buildings from the seven main cities in the County.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Whitewater. “Building Iron County” Revue written by Bill Leonoff to be held on July 9, 2015. Click here to find out more about our other exhibits.

More Information

about the Iron County Historical Museum

The Iron County Historical and Museum Society was organized in 1962 and the Museum was opened in 1968.  It is Upper Michigan's largest local museum and is located on nearly 10 acres of land, a former mine site.  It has 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits and includes two special art galleries, the Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Gallery and the Giovanelli Italianate Gallery.  The museum also has a Cultural Center and Research Center. The museum is located at 100 Brady Avenue; Caspian, MI 49915 Cross Streets: Between Museum Drive and Brady Avenue Off M-189 and 2 Miles off U.S. 2 at Iron River Click here for more information.
Building Iron County - History of the buildings

Welcome

to the Iron County Historical Museum

Hours of operation: Summer: Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm Groups and Special Tours are Welcome!! September: Mon-Sat: Noon-4pm Tours available by advanced arrangement. October-April: By Appt. Only Admission Fees: Adults - $10.00 Youth (5-18) - $5.00 Children under age 5 - Free Family (parents and minor children) $25.00 Group* (over 10 people with leader) $5.00 each *To make arrangements:  Please contact Museum in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Iron County Historical Museum
The Iron County Historical Museum  is Upper Michigan's largest local  museum and is located on nearly 10  acres of land, a former mine site.  It  has 26 buildings and over 100 major  exhibits  and  includes  2  art   galleries.
Preserving and sharing our Iron County heritage with present and future generations.

Welcome

to the Iron County Historical Museum

Hours of operation: Summer: Mon-Sat:10am-4pm September: Mon-Sat: Noon-4pm October-April: By Appt. Only Groups and Special Tours are Welcome!! Tours available by advanced arrangement. Admission Fees: Adults- $10.00 Youth (5-18) - $5.00 Children under age 5 - Free Family (parents and minor children) $25.00 Group* (over 10 people with leader) $5.00 each *To make arrangements:  Please contact Museum in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Upcoming Events

at the Iron County Historical Museum

 

More Information

about the Iron County Historical Museum

The Iron County Historical and Museum Society was organized in 1962 and the Museum was opened in 1968.  It is Upper Michigan's largest local museum and is located on nearly 10 acres of land, a former mine site.  It has 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits and includes 2 special art galleries - the Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Gallery and the Giovanelli Italianate Gallery. The museum also has a Cultural Center and Research Center. The museum is located at 100 Brady Avenue; Caspian, MI 49915 Cross Streets: Between Museum Drive and Brady Avenue Off M-189 and 2 Miles off U.S. 2 at Iron River Click here for more information.

Special Exhibit  “Building Iron County”

at the Iron County Historical Museum

Our lives are frequently impacted by two things…..the people whom we have contact with….and buildings that we are familiar with as we grow.  The people whom we contact are often classmates from school, some of whom may become lifelong friends.  But the buildings help establish a time line for our lives. With a history that goes back 135 years, there have been many changes that have taken place.  There are new school buildings at West Iron and Forest Park.  There are new road routes for US-2 and County Road 424.  Stambaugh and Mineral Hills are now part of Iron River.  But when Iron County began, it began with people and buildings.  First, there were the mining structures to support the removal of the ore.  Then, there were other structures to support the communities.  Those are the structures we will be looking at. The program will show the evolution of some of the buildings in the county.  We will try to explain the evolution and provide some history to go along with the changes.  The pictures that you will see are from the picture archives of the Iron County and Crystal Falls Museums as well as those pictures from the Reporter newspaper and various publications.  The historical information comes from many sources, and is based on extensive research of our museum staff. “Building Iron County” Beam Reception.  Beam will be painted by Amy Brzoznowski to be held on June 18, 2015. “Building Iron County” Beam Reception includes the painting of a 30’ mural on a ceiling bean in Heritage Hall illustrating historic buildings and 2 programs.  Painted on the seven panel mural will be depictions of approximately 25 historic buildings from the seven main cities in the County.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Whitewater. “Building Iron County” Revue written by Bill Leonoff to be held on July 9, 2015. Click here to find out more about our other exhibits.
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