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Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum


Fall Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Available for TOURS, GENEALOGY AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS outside museum hours. please call 231-882-5539.


Summer Exhibits

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary
Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the passion, determination, and grit of the founders and the countless volunteers since that time who have made the Benzie Area Historical Museum one of the finest community museums in the midwest. This exhibit features photographs and artifacts from our 50 years of operation during which we faced a devastating fire and includes a special tribute to Dorothy Hensel, who donated our Museum home and served as the Society’s first curator.

Cycles of Yesteryear 1868-1940
Antique and vintage bicycles on loan from a local collector including an 1868 Velocipede and a Cowhorn Handlebar Tricycle circa mid 1880’s as well as bicycle tools, accessories and memorabilia. Bicycle teams/groups welcome for tours outside
of Museum hours by appointment.

Agriculture, Logging, Victorian Parlor and Kitchen Exhibits

We’ve been refurbishing these exhibits on the lower level of the museum this winter. Come in and check out the new look!

We’ve Landed on the Moon