About the Keweenaw County Historical Society
The Keweenaw County Historical Society, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)* organization, was established in 1981 to preserve and share the history of the county. It has over 1,200 members, many of whom are life members. It operates a number of museums that are open to the public in the summer, publishes a quarterly newsletter and several booklets, runs various programs for adults and children in the summer, maintains an archive of relevant documents, and actively maintains various historical properties.
The members of the Society have profound respect for those who created the history we now study and preserve. And we have a profound responsibility to those who will come after, to ensure that the history is still there. We are the connecting link, and it is important that we do our job well. Every membership and every gift is vital – we could not continue the Society’s important and exciting work without such support.
The Mission of the Keweenaw County Historical Society is:
Officers and Trustees of the Keweenaw County Historical Society
Society President - Mel Jones
Honorary Trustees -
The Lauri Leskinen Award is given for outstanding service to the Society. Each year the KCHS presents the Lauri W. Leskinen Memorial Award, named for the founder and first president of the Society, to someone who has made noteworthy contributions to the preservation and sharing of the history of Keweenaw County. The most recent recipient is Karen Hintz who received the Award for 2022.
The leaves in the Keweenaw are showing their colors!
One of the best times of the year to visit us is in early fall when the bugs are mostly gone and the trees turn on their autumn colors.
Our historic sites are on or near the Copper Country Trail, a national scenic byway. This route is truly a national gem offering many scenic views, waterfalls, roadside parks, quaint amenities and a glimpse of our unique history.7/25/23
The Miner's Home still has two weeks rental available in September.