Summer Programs & Events Schedule

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Benzie Area Historical Society Offering Outdoor Summer Programs and Events

Northern Michigan’s beautiful outdoors will be the backdrop for many of the Benzie Area Historical Society’s summer programs and events. 

                                                S.S. Milwaukee & USCGC Acacia Tour and Lunch

Thursday, August 5, Tours start at 11:00 a.m.

Advance registration is required, and reservations are limited.

Tour and lunch information:

Tickets and reservations:


Tombstone Maintenance Training Program

Saturday, August 14, 11:00 a.m., Stagecoach Cemetery, Bendon

Sunday, September 19, 2:00 p.m., Gilmore Township Cemetery

Participants need to bring own cleaning materials.



Benzie Area Historical Society Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Crystal Mountain Resort



Benzie County Historical Marker Tour

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Benzonia Academy Lecture Series is offered both live and virtually on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The upcoming lecture line-up includes:

August 12, 7:00 p.m., Ann Arbor Volume 3: Diesel by Andy Bolander 

September 9, 7:00 p.m., The History of the Benzonia Academy presented by Jerry Heiman

October 14, 4:00 p.m., The History of Nugent Farms presented by Duane, Jim and Neil Nugent.