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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 and Events:

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Programs at the Museum in Au Gres

Please join us for our 2014 programs.

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August 13 - "History of Drummond Island" - 7 pm

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Programs are held monthly from June to September at the museum,
304 East Michigan Avenue in Au Gres.

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  All are open to the general public.  Please join us!

No Admission Charge
(Donations are encouraged to support museum programming)

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Events at the Museum in Au Gres

Please join us for these 2014 events:

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The Museum will be open on February 22nd
Our latest book:
"A Point to Remember" - A Pictorial History of Point Lookout, Michigan
will be available for purchase - $30.00
11 am to 2 pm

*  for mail orders, please add $5.00 for postage and packaging

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Events at the Ye' Olde Courthouse in Omer

Please join us for these 2014 events:

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Our Labor Day Weekend "Junque" Sale
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 28, 29 and 30
9 am to 4 pm

Lots of "new to us" merchandise.

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News and Announcements:

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Available now:


"A Point to Remember:  A pictorial history of Point Lookout, Michigan"
Second Edition

*  for mail orders, please add $5.00 for postage and packaging

See our "Bookstore" section for ordering information.

Also available for purchase at the City Hall in Au Gres.

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Your help is needed to identify anyone pictured in the class photo below:


We think this is a class of 1935 as we have a teaching certificate for the teacher, Nick Civik, for 1935. Also this is probably a Deep River school class. 

Click on the photo to open a larger version.

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Museum Hours:

Summer Hours (late May to September):  The museum in Au Gres is open the 2nd and 4th weekends each month, on Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm Memorial Day weekend though Labor Day. 

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.


Our History:

Each week, the Arenac County Historical Society presents here:

Arenac County Memories - early photos and historical moments
from the museum collection.  Check back often.

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Some photographs are reproduced with permission from the Arenac County Independent

Click here to view an album containing more of the society's historical photos.

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