Monroe County Historical Museum
126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone (734) 240-7780 Fax (734) 240-7788 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see "Staff" Directory tab
Exhibit Gallery Hours: Watch for NEW HOURS in 2014!
Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays - By Appointment
Wednesdays through Saturdays - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$4 per adult; $2 per child student (5 yrs-17).
About the Monroe County Historical Museum
Located in downtown Monroe, Michigan, this Georgian style public building was built as a post office about 1910, on the site of General and Mrs. George A. Custer's residence. The Monroe County Historical Society, founded in 1938, opened the first museum in rooms at the Sawyer House located on Front Street. This building was acquired in 1972 by the La-Z-Boy Chair Foundation as the second site for the growing Historical Museum. We house one of the largest collections of artifacts relating to the history of Southeast Michigan.
The Monroe County Historical Commission is a department of the County of Monroe, Michigan. For staff list or our current Historical Commissioners, look to the Directory. The Commission meetings are open to the public and are usually the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Check the Calendar for any changes to this schedule such as change of venue or cancellation.
The Monroe County Historical Museum is closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Good Friday (close at noon), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Hours and programs may change; please call ahead before your trip to avoid disappointment.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL starts Sunday, December 1st- open Sundays from 12 to 5:00 p.m. Our Christmas Open House is on Saturday, December 7th from 12 to 5:00 p.m. with music, crafts, holiday story readings on the half hour after 2:00, and more! Free!
SPECIAL this season- Bill & Winnie Findley's fantastic Christmas Santa Claus through the Ages exhibit- hundreds of interpretations of the evolution of who we know today as "Santa"! All through December- come see this huge collection representing decades of Santas & collecting!
Big case of timeline Santas- only one part of the exhibit!
The Victorian Room is also decorated for the holidays ala late 1800's fashion- come in and learn about our love of Victorian candies (blame them for your sweet tooth!)