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 2019 programs:
Wednesday, September 18th, 7 pm:
Pam Dawson presents: "The Early Life of Mary Todd Lincoln"
No Admission Charge (Donations are encouraged to support museum programming)
Events at the Museum in Au Gres
Please join us for these 2018 events:
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
Events at the Ye' Olde Courthouse & Masonic Hall in Omer
Please join us for these 2020 events:
Junque Sale Fundraiser
Find that special something you've been looking for at our Weekend Junque Sale Fundraiser
November 20, 21 and 22; 9am to 4pm
Christmas Greens Sale
Sands of Time: Fly Fishing in Northern Michigan, by Josh Greenberg
December 12 and 13
News and Announcements:
Give Local Bay Fundraiser - May 5, 2020
In 2019, The Ye Olde Courthouse Endowment Fund received $14,959 in donations and incentives during the 24 hour Give Local America fundraiser run by the Bay Area Community Foundation. With your continued support on May 5th, we can surpass last year's total.
Every donation received will be eligible for additional incentive funds and the more our non-profit raises, the more incentive funds are added. It's a great way to leverage your gift and help our continuing efforts to preserve our Courthouse for future generations to enjoy. Donations can be made by credit card on May 5th by going to Give Local Bay.org. You can also call 989-893-4438 (8:30 am to 8 pm) on May 5th and donate by phone.
If you prefer to give by check, you can date your check for May 5th, make it payable to Bay Area Community Foundation and mail it to: Phyllis Klender, 423 West Huron Rd., Omer, Michigan 48749 before April 23rd.
Get Ready - Give Generously. Please click the flyer below for information.
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.
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. Other times by appointment. Call the museum at 989-876-6399 and leave a message.
Each week, the Arenac County Historical Society presents here:
Arenac County Memories - early photos and historical moments from the museum collection. Check back often.