491 Johnston St., Alpena Michigan 49707
Located on Johnson Street, this is a regional center for art, history and the natural sciences. The museum contains galleries devoted to changing art exhibits, the Gallery of Early Man, a lumber and agricultural room and Besser Room. A planetarium also is featured. Period shops line a re-created 1890s street. Restored 19th century historic buildings on the museum grounds include Green School, Maltz Exchange Bank, McKay Cabin and Spratt Church.
Open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, weekends noon-5pm; closed major holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Alpena) Jesse Besser Museum
(Mio) Our Lady of the Woods Shrine
(Rogers City) Presque Isle County Historical Museum
10/19 Coming to The Alpena area
MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island MI August8-11 Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, the Breeds of Mackinac presentation, musical kurs featuring the beautiful Friesians, lectures on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history.
St Helen Bluegill Festival St Helen MI January1 Crafter demonstrations, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids games, a medallion hunt, and great food. Sunday wraps up with the Grand Parade and Awards Ceremony.