Museum Hours

Reopens June 24, 2017
Open Saturday 1-4
Sunday 1-3

Regular Hours after June 17
Thursday-Saturday 1-4
Sunday 1-3

Also Open by Appointment
231-864-3185
231-889-4103

Arcadia Area Historical Society Meetings

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

Next Meeting: June 26, 2017 at 7 pm
Everyone is invited.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

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

Events for 2017

Cracker Barrel:  Attending a Country School

Long after the establishment of Arcadia High School in 1910, country schools, usually one-room, were still much needed, and they flourished in Manistee and Benzie Counties. We have area citizens who were even attending them into the 1950s. In August, we plan to bring a few of these citizens together in a Cracker Barrel session and have them convey just what it was like to attend and possibly teach in a country, one-room school. This was a time when citizenship, practical problem solving, and values were an important part of the school curricula.

Join us. Date TBD

Arcadia Daze – July 21-23, 2017

On Saturday, the Museum will open early, and the Museum Store will have a booth outside weather permitting. On Sunday, the Historical Society will have a float in the parade.

Museum Tours

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

Arcadia Village Events and Resources

Arcadia Township Web Site

Arcadia Township Facebook Page

Arcadia News Facebook Page

Pleasant Valley Community Center Facebook Page