Have Your Met our Muskrat?

 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 or see "Staff" Directory tab

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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. 

Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $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 meeting cancellation.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to remodeling, many museum areas are still not accessible, including the main floor. Please call for access updates before your visit 734 240 7780, or call the Archives direct 734 240 7787. 
Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Monroe County Historical Museum is closed for the following upcoming holidays:
Friday, April 3rd. and Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th

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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