Closed Temporarily due to COVID-19
We hope to open in September pending conditions at the time. Our first priority is the safety of our visitors and docents.
Arcadia Area Historical Society Meetings
4th Monday of the Month
May through October
At the Arcadia Area Historical Museum
Next Meeting: July 27, 2020 at 7 pm
The Museum on Labor Day 2002
The beautiful Victorian style museum located on Lake Street in the heart of Arcadia, Michigan was built in 1884 by Howard Gilbert, moved to this site, and rebuilt. Click here to see a photo of the opening ceremony held July 15, 2000.
Click here to see the awards to the volunteers who made all of this possible.
3340 Lake Street
Arcadia, Michigan 49613
Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation. Click here for a larger view.
In early October 2017, the Museum was washed, scraped, and prepped for painting, the first paint job since the Museum opened in 2000. The carriage house was also washed to remove mold amd spruce it up too. Previously, to prepare for fall and the paint job, the ramp and deck were resurfaced; bushes near the building were removed or drastically trimmed to get them out of the way; and other plants were manicured as needed. Society volunteers have been busy taking care of the buildings and grounds.
And voila! The results:
The Arcadia Area Historical Museum.
Cracker Barrel: Arcadia in WWII
Sunday August 25, 2019 at 7 pm
A panel of seasoned subject matter experts will talk about what life was like for Arcadia people during World War II. The audience will be urged to ask questions and tell related stories of their own, if they have any. Did you know kids collected milkweed seed pods for the war effort? The pods were used to stuff life jackets.
Do you have a group that would like to tour the museum? Contact us to set up a date and time for 2019.
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