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Caretakers of the past, stewards of the future.

Bammert Blacksmith Shop
Central
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle River Museum
Commercial Fishing Museum
School at Gay Museum
Keweenaw History Museum
Eagle Harbor Lifesaving Station
Maritime Museum
Phoenix Church
Rathbone School Museum

Become a KCHS Volunteer

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.


A Most Historical Gift-
Pass Keweenaw history on to others by giving a membership. We will work with you to make it a truly personal gift from you.

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EVENTS

  • No upcoming events until next season


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Eagle Harbor Inn
Keweenaw Power and Lite
Pasty.NET
Upper Peninsula Power Company


COVID POLICY
The Keweenaw County Historical Society’s Board of Directors will follow the COVID-19 Epidemic Orders issued by the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services.  These public health orders are updated as needed, so KCHS may need to change access to buildings and events.

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