Thank you for visiting our
website. Please explore our web pages to learn more about the Society, the exciting
projects that are underway, our programs / events, and the historical information
available in Arenac County.
Arenac County is situated along the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron in the Great Lakes. It
is rich in Indian history because of its abundance of hard chert and flint for arrowheads.
It is rich in logging history as a part of the logging industry developed around
Michigan's white pine and hardwoods as well as being a conduit to the lake for shipping
the lumber produced here. The County also was the location of a 19th century summer resort
hotel to which customers arrived by ship. Its history was gradually reshaped due to the
disastrous wildfires that eventually destroyed the logging business in the area.
Programs at the Museum in Au
Please join us for our 2013
Programs are held monthly from June
to September at the museum,
304 East Michigan Avenue in Au Gres.
All are open to the general public. Please
No Admission Charge
(Donations are encouraged to support museum programming)
Book - County Normal School, Standish
The Arenac county Historical society is working on a new book we plan to
publish by the end of the year, ARENAC COUNTY NORMAL,1904 1957. We are offering
individuals and businesses the opportunity to include an ad for your business or a
remembrance of your loved one or friends who graduated from Arenac County Normal in a
special section of this book.
for more information.
| 1906 Atlas and Plat Book
of Arenac County
Visit our bookstore for
mail order information.
Drive" - Goal Achieved!
Our goal was to collect one million pennies.
With your help, we reached our goal in just about 4 years. A big THANK YOU
to everyone who helped us in this project.
We are still working on the ACHS Courthouse mortgage. We started
out in 2005 with a $85,000 loan and we now owe just over $5,000.
It won't be long now! Thanks for all the ways you've helped us fulfill our mission!
Winter Hours: The museum in Au Gres
is open by appointment. Call the museum at 989-876-6399 and leave a message.
We will return your call - or call Sandy 989-876-7834, or Joann 989-876-6468.
Summer Hours (late May to
September): The museum in Au Gres is open 2 weekends per month, on Saturday and
Sunday, 1-4 pm Memorial Day weekend though Labor Day. August weekends are 4-5 and
Each week, the Arenac County Historical Society presents here:
Arenac County Memories - early photos and historical
from the museum collection. Check back often.
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