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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


October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm — “Briny Depths” (Great Lakes Shipwrecks)  w/Ric Mixter at Ye Olde Courthouse , N Main St/US-23, Omer, MI

November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm — “The Christmas Tree Ship” w/Ric Mixter at Ye Olde Courthouse, N Main St/US-23, Omer, MI

News & Notes

IF YOU FIND AN ERROR, please let us know.

8/4/23: The scheduled  program for August 24th–“Native Americans in the Civil War”–is being replaced by “Local Authors” featuring some of our county and family historians. Speaker needed to cancel for unforseen circumstances.

8/1/23: June ACHS newsletter posted

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

7/26/23: Dead links due to migration to new server corrected, now working correctly.

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