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Start Your Arenac County Research at ACHS

Arenac County Historical Society strives to preserve Arenac County’s history for the public and researchers. The Arenac County Historical Museum houses exhibits, artifacts, documents, and memorabilia dating from Arenac’s first settlements to the current time. Its preservation project, Ye Olde Courthouse Masonic Hall Museum, is home to memorabilia and sources for the county’s first courthouse, and the former Masonic Lodge, Northeast Michigan Baseball League, “Settlement of Arenac,” and Arenac Eastern School District. Open summer hours and visits by appointment available.


Summer Hours (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) are the 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

During the rest of the year, call 989-876-6399 for an appointment. You will likely need to leave a message on our vintage phone system so please make sure you tell us your phone number.

Contact ACHS

Arenac County Historical Society
304 East Michigan Avenue
PO Box 272
Au Gres, Michigan 48703-0272
(989) 876-6399

Ye Olde Courthouse
120 Center Street
PO Box 84
Omer, MI 48749-0084
810-938-6991 or 989-653-2762


Aug 29, 2024: High Times in the Dry Times” with Michigan storyteller Lois Sprengnether Keel. A look at our state during Prohibition.

News & Notes

SUMMER HOURS through Labor Day — the 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
* During the rest of the year, call 989-876-6399 for an appointment.
* For more information call 989-876-6399. Please leave your name, phone number and a brief message.
ACHS MEETINGS 3rd Thursdays, 7:00PM in Au Gres at Museum (Arp-Oct) or Jimco (Nov-Mar). Both locations are in Au Gres.
Ye Old Courthouse MEETINGS 2nd Fridays, 9:30AM at YOC in Omer.

5/30/24: 2024 programs listed in Events

1/15/24: uploaded 2023 Fall newsletter

10/16/23: added photo Standish High School 1917-18 class ring to photos gallery, image 9

7/27/23: added  Standish-Clayton State Rd Pay Vouchers, 1914  image & transcription

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