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Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum

Our Mission

The mission of the Benzie Area Historical Society is to connect people to the past through the vibrant story of our region.  By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Benzie area, we will link past with present and inspire future generations.  Visit us at the Benzie Area Historical Museum and experience the history of Northern Michigan firsthand.

The Benzie Area Historical Museum

Our museum features permanent exhibits showcasing virtually all aspects of life here in Benzie County since its inception in 1869 as well as two to four special exhibits annually.  We currently have more than 37,000  artifacts in our collection. 

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People are talking about the benzie Area Historical Museum
yoss Castillo
yoss Castillo
2020-07-29
Sarah Thomson
Sarah Thomson
2019-11-30
They a great amount of historical stuff from the area, and very nice at explaining any questions you might have. We really enjoyed the time there.
Mike Bormet
Mike Bormet
2019-11-22
Very nice!
Kirk Leyndyke
Kirk Leyndyke
2019-09-12
Cool Museum! A Must See.
dave becker
dave becker
2019-09-11
Great guides, interesting collection
Mary Moran
Mary Moran
2019-07-07
Michael Spalding
Michael Spalding
2019-06-30
Joseph J
Joseph J
2019-06-08
Very informative speaker on DNA testing…
Bill Cummiskey
Bill Cummiskey
2019-05-08
We were very warmly welcomed by Jane, a docent at the museum and lifelong resident of Benzie County. She took the time to walk us through the history of the area starting all the way back before the time of Christ (with early Native American tribes) on into the present day. We bought some great local history books on the way out and we’re very happy with our purchases. Will definitely be going back to check for updates to the exhibits and to learn more about this majestic little slice of heaven right here in Northern Michigan.
Brandon Keeney
Brandon Keeney
2019-03-29

We connect people to the past

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Please Note

The Museum is open for the summer: 11-5 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

At this time we are asking our patrons to wear face masks for the comfort of all.

Please check out our Facebook page for updates.