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Benzie Area Historical Museum

Fall Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Other times by appointment, please call 231-882-5539

The museum is located at 6941 Traverse Ave, one block west of US 31 in Benzonia.  Traverse Ave. continues about 4 blocks west before becoming River Road, which continues on to M 22 between Frankfort and Elberta. 

The Drake School 

Hours:
July and August
Saturday - Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Available at other times by appointment

The school is located in northern Benzie County on the corner of Fowler Road (County Highway 610) and Valley Road (County Highway 677). 

 
 
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Programs & Events

Benzonia Academy Lectures:
”Life in Native America 400 Years Ago”
with Robert Downes October 10, 4:00 p.m. “Benzie’s Turkey King” with Jerry Heiman November 14, 4:00 p.m. “Christmas Carol Backstories” with Al Bryant December 12, 4:00 p.m. “Impeachment History” with Mike Nagle January 9, 4:00 p.m.

See Events page for details on the Benzonia Academy Lecture series, offered on the second Thursday of each month.

Bruce Catton’s Benzonia: A Walking Tour with Jane Purkis
Sunday, October 13, 1:00 p.m. See Events page for details.

Ghost Stories of the Civil War Presented by Dave Jackson
Saturday, October 26, 7-8:00 p.m. See Events page for details.

Festival of Trees & Christmas at the Museum Friday, November 29, 5-6:30 p.m, Preview & Reception Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 1, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. See Events page for details.