Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum


Benzonia Academy Lecture Series

Thursday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.

“The History of the Trapp and Sons Celery Farm”

Presented by Ned W. Edwards

Join us at The Mills Community House or online!  

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. 

We connect people to the past