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.
Please join us for our 2016 programs.
Thursday, July 7th, 7 pm:
Eric Jylha will be speaking on the Tall Ship Festival coming to Bay City
During the Tall Ship Festival (July 15, 16, 17) The SRMHS (Saginaw River Marine Historical
Society) will have 2 Tour Buses going back and forth from the Tall Ships to the Saginaw River Rear Range
Lighthouse. You can go in the Lighthouse, shop at our Souvenir table, get drinks, and wander around the grounds.
If you have never been there..you should come for a visit.
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)
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.
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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