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Monroe County Museum


126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone (734) 240-7780 Fax (734) 240-7788
Email history@monroemi.org

Gallery Hours

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

Research Room Hours
Currently by appointment. Call 734.240.7794 to set up a time.

Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: Suggested donation of $5 per adult, $2.50 per child/student (5 yrs-17). Under 5 years FREE.

About the Monroe County 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. Our current building was acquired in 1972 by the La-Z-Boy Chair Foundation as the second site for the growing museum. We house one of the largest collections of artifacts relating to the history of Southeast Michigan.

The Monroe County Museum 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 next Historical Commission meeting is Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m; no October meeting.

Holiday Closures
The Monroe County Museum, Papermill School (Martha Barker Country Store museum), and Territorial Park are closed for the following holidays in 2016:
Veterans Day, November 11th; Thanksgiving Day and Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th and 25th; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 23rd through 26th; and New Year's Eve, December 30th.

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

Historical Projects Fund
As part of the Monroe County Museum Millage, we are able to aid area non-profit historical organizations with a variety of projects. For full details on how to apply, click HERE.

Monroe County Hall of Fame Application
The County of Monroe Hall of Fame Task Force is now accepting applications for 2016 inductees. Download and complete the Nomination Form and return to the Monroe County Museum by September 17, 2016.

Museum Mascot Contest
Help pick the next Monroe County Museum mascot. Click on the image below to vote!
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