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Caretakers of the past, stewards of the future.

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We Need You!

The Keweenaw County Historical Society, KCHS, is a volunteer organization. We have no paid staff but we do reward our volunteers with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our success is almost entirely attributable to the men and women who volunteer their talents and time in the interest of preserving and sharing the exciting history of the Keweenaw. Some of our volunteers are permanent residents of the area, but many are seasonal residents and vacationers. All are captivated by the richness and diversity of the Copper Country history and enjoy joining with others who share their historical interest. We find being a Society volunteer to be a great opportunity to both learn more about our history as well as taking pleasure in the knowledge that we are engaged in something of great worth. Please join us!

Our volunteer opportunities

We have many different ways in which you can serve the KCHS and enjoy bringing the history of the Keweenaw to others:

  • Volunteering for duty in the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse complex, the Gay School Museum,  the Central Mine Visitors Center, and/or the Eagle River Museum to greet visitors and assist in their tour of the site or museum.
  • Assisting in developing and the offering of our Adventures in History workshops for students and adults.
  • Helping with exhibit development. museum management, and building and site operation and maintenance.
  • Writing articles for our newsletter, The Superior Signal, or serving as a reporter or photographer for that publication or our web site.
  • Assisting with fund-raising and grant sourcing and grant application writing.
  • Serving on one of the Society’s several museum, site and special project committees.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in any capacity, or want to learn more about what’s involved, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Schubert-
Phone: (906) 289 4607
EMAIL
or contact any Society officer or trustee.

KCHS Volunteers at Central

The volunteer cleaning crew at Central Summer 2022.
From left to right, Brian and Patti Jaeger, Sharon and John Deal, Carol Todd, Tom and Elaine Hall

Photo by Karen Hintz

KCHS volunteers at Eagle Harbor

Trustee Laura Bonde and lighthouse docent Tom Burns carry an icebox for the new kitchen display in the lighthouse.

Photo by Lynn Robertson


NEWS

All sites are closed for the season


We are looking for VOLUNTEERS for the upcoming season!

Our volunteers leave an impression with thousands of visitors every season.

Volunteer opportunities include:
Gift Shop, Maintenance,
Spring Cleaning, Research/Writing, Gardening, Guide/Docent, Program Outreach,  and so much more.

If you can offer your time and skill, please consider joining our volunteer team. Stop by our table at the Volunteer Fair at the KNHP  Calumet Visitor's Center from 12 - 4pm Saturday April 20th.

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Coming this season!
The Lighthouse Gift Shop will be selling local thimbleberry jam. Proceeds will help us maintain our historical treasures with a historicaly renewable resource.

Our thanks to Dorothy Jamison and The Wood'n Spoon for making this available.

Booking Changes are Coming to KCHS Rental Properties.
KCHS is rolling out its new online booking process. As of May 12, 2024, booking for 2025 will only be available on this website.

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KCHS RENTAL PROPERTIES

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