Upcoming Programs

Join us for the following upcoming programs:

January 28th at 11:00AM – Five Decades of Archaeology at Fort Gratiot

Join us as we host Rob Richardson for a special history presentation on the Fort Gratiot Hospital. Believed to be the oldest wooden structure in St. Clair County, the Hospital is currently being restored to its late 1800s condition. The Fort Gratiot Hospital Heritage Committee, a dedicated group of volunteers, has re-energized the project and the final phases of the exterior are happening this Spring. This presentation will give an in-depth look at the archaeological findings on Fort Gratiot and the Hospital.

Museum Members: $2
Guests: $5
Additional donation welcome.
All proceeds will go to the Fort Gratiot Hospital restoration project.

February 18th at 11:00AM – Fifties Boatnerd Recollects

“Fifties Boatnerd Recollects” reflects upon boat watching in the 1950’s. Bob Campbell, as a youngster growing up in the 50’s, would travel with family to see relatives at the Soo every summer. The “Fifties Boatnerd Recollects” program looks at different types of 50’s boats, such as Passenger ships, bulk carriers, oil tankers, self unloaders, cement carriers, and whalebacks. The program ends by showing boats at Bob’s favorite spot in the Soo.
Museum Members: FREE
Guests: $5
Additional donation welcome.

A history of early ice breakers at the Straits, this program focuses on keeping the channel open during the frigid winter as it always has been an important avenue of commerce. This will feature the rail ferry Chief Wawatam as she goes about transporting rail cars from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace. The program will conclude with ice breaking today as done by the Coast Guard.

Museum Members: FREE
Guests: $5
Additional donation welcome.
Interested in joining us for one of our many bus trips? Click here for more information on the trips we currently have scheduled.