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Monroe County Museum


126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Museum: 734.240.7780
Archives: 734.240.7794

General Museum Email history@monroemi.org

2018 Gallery Hours

Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm
Mondays through Saturdays - 10 am to 5 pm

2018 Museum Archives Hours
**Appointments are always recommended. Please call 734.240.7794 to schedule.**
Sundays and Mondays: By appointment.
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 1 pm to 5 pm
All other times by appointment.

2018 Territorial Park on the River Raisin Hours
Grounds: Open Year Round.
Buildings (June through September): Thursdays through Saturdays - 11 am to 4 pm

Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: Suggested donation of $5 per adult, $3.00 per child/student (5 yrs-17). Under 5 years FREE.

About the Monroe County Museum System
The Monroe County Museums are a department of the County of Monroe, Michigan. We manage the County Museum located in downtown Monroe, Michigan; Territorial Park on the River Raisin in Frenchtown and Rainsinville Townships which includes the 1789 Navarre-Anderson Trading Post, 1810 Navarre-Morris Kitchen, 1864 Replica French-Canadian Barn and Bake Oven and the 1864 Papermill School; our 1859 Eby Log House is located at the County Fairgrounds. With the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 142, we assist in the operations of the Vietnam Veterans Museum located in Heck Park in Monroe, Michigan.

For a full staff list or our current Historical Commissioners, look to the Directory. The Commission meetings are open to the public and are usually the second 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.

2018 NEW Nominations are now being taken for "Spirit of Service"  Historical Commission awards for youth or adult(s) who have made a contribution or impact on Monroe County and the community of Monroe through history. Examples would be teachers, educators, and volunteers at the museum. Information on the awards is found here: Spirit of Service Award
Nomination form: Application Nominations are due at the museum by March 15th, 2018. The awards night will be on April 19, 2018. Current historical commissioners or staff are not eligible; contact the museum for more questions- paper forms are also available.

Historical Projects Fund Application
The Historical Projects Fund Applications are closed for 2017. Applications for 2018 TBA.

Volunteer Application

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