french muskrat

The Museum muskrat welcomes visitors to our downtown Museum - have you met him?  (Sometimes little children think he's a bunny or a bear, but he never takes offense- he also likes to have his photo taken!) Here he is dressed in some French-Canadian finery- his sash & toque!

Come in where it's historic, and take your time viewing the museum - each time you should see something you didn't notice before, or learn something new  about our local history- and thanks for being  here in Monroe!

 

 

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Monroe County Historical Museum
126 South Monroe Street, 
Monroe, Michigan 48161

Phone (734) 240-7780 Fax (734) 240-7788 Email history@monroemi.org

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Exhibit Gallery Hours
Monday through Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm; open until 7 pm on Thursdays.
Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm. 

Admission
Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $5 per adult, $2.50 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 meeting cancellation and our scheduled
events and programs for all ages.

The Monroe County Historical Museum and its sites are closed for county and national holidays.
Next holiday: Presidents' Day, Monday February 15th.

NOTES: The "Shiver on the Seppe" for Feb. 6th has been cancelled due to the weather.

The February Historical Commission meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 17th.

The Archives still is undergoing some renovations- please call ahead for an appointment and information!

NEW PROJECT: The Papermill School at the corner of Raisinville Road and North Custer has been
the Martha Barker Country Store museum for decades, but we haven't forgotten its school house roots.
The Museum is looking for students of the Papermill school to interview for our collection. Were you a
student, or know someone with a Papermill School tale to tell? Contact the museum at 734 240 7780
so you can be part of this project.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT CASE: 2 women of Ida history featured by the Ida Middle School Backyard History class.

Volunteer Application
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Monroe County Historical Museum? Click HERE for an application. 

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