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Monroe County Museum System

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Monroe County Museum System

126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Museum: 734.240.7780
Archives: 734.240.7790

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Mission Statement

At the Monroe County Museum, we fuel and cultivate our visitors' curiosity through the exploration of Monroe County's rich and varied stories, joining together to unearth meaning and illuminate relevant connections between the past, present, and future.

2021 Hours of Operation

Monroe County Museum

126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Sundays: 12 pm to 5 pm
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm

Monroe County Archives & Collections
126 South Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Sunday through Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Friday: APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
First and Third Saturday: Appointment needed
Please call the Archives at 734.240.7790 to schedule an appointment or for questions

Territorial Park
3815 North Custer Road

Monroe, Michigan 48162
Grounds: Open year round
Structures: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, June through September.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum
1095 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
Memorial: Open year round
Museum: Reopens in May 2022.

St Antoine's Historic Site
North Custer Road
Monroe, Michigan 48162
Memorial: Open year round

Suggested Admission for All Sites
Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (donations are accepted)
Non-Residents: Suggested donation of $5 per adult, $3.00 per child/student (5 yrs-17), under 5 years FREE.

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Parking at the Museum

About the Monroe County Museum System

The Monroe County Museum is a department of the County of Monroe, Michigan. We manage the County Museum located in downtown Monroe, Michigan and the Territorial Park on the River Raisin in Frenchtown and Raisinville Townships which includes the 1789 Navarre-Anderson Trading House, 1810 Navarre-Morris Kitchen, Replica French-Canadian Barn and Bake Oven, and the 1864 Papermill School. 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 complete listing of our staff members and current Trustees, look to our Directory. Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public and are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Check our Calendar for any changes to this schedule, such as change of venue or meeting cancellation, as well as information about our scheduled events and programs for all ages. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Board of Trustee meetings may be held via Zoom.

2021 Spirit of Service Awards
Know an individual, organization, or school group that has made a lasting contributing to preserving Monroe County's history? The 2021 Spirit of Service Awards nomination period has come to a close. Details on the 2021 recipients coming soon.

2021 Fall Historical Projects Fund Application
The Fall 2021 Historical Projects Fund Application is available through November 13th. Click HERE for an application.

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

Vision For A New Decade
What does the Monroe County Museum System have planned for the next ten years? Click HERE to read our Vision For A New Decade.