Museum Hours

Open for the 2024 Season                                                                              

Saturday 1-4 pm
Or by Appointment: 231-352-5029




Arcadia Area Historical Society Meetings

Regular Meetings
4th Monday of the Month
May through October
At the Arcadia Area Historical Museum

Next Meeting: July 22, 2024 at 11 am
Museum090202The 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.

Museum Location

3340 Lake Street
Arcadia, Michigan 49613


2014-MDOT-Map-Pinned Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation. Click here for a larger view.

Museum Restoration

Museum Restoration

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.

Scraped and Scaffolded

And voila! The results:

Museum Oct 2017
The Arcadia Area Historical Museum.
October 2017.

2021 Cracker Barrel:  Growing Up in Arcadia in the 1950s

A panel of seasoned subject matter experts will talk about what life was like for Arcadia kids in the 1950s. The audience will be urged to ask questions and tell related stories of their own, if they have any. Did you know Arcadia High School had a two-story metal tube fire escape? It made a great slide.

Museum Tours

Do you have a group that would like to tour the museum? Contact us to set up a date and time for 2023.

Arcadia Township Resources

Arcadia Township Web Site

Arcadia Township Facebook Page

Arcadia News Facebook Page

Pleasant Valley Community Center Facebook Page