Marquette Regional History Center
The Marquette Regional History Center explores, preserves and interprets the cultural, economic and social history of Marquette County and the surrounding area from the prehistoric times to the present. It features numerous exhibits that cover topics such as the area's natural environments, rocks and minerals, the Upper Peninsula's role in the country's major wars, and Native American life. A fur trading post, an authentic Objibwe wigwam and a reconstructed log cabin are also on display. The museum offers many outreach programs as well, including school visits and lectures about artifacts in the collection and historical topics.
Backstory and Context
The center was originally founded in 1918 as the Marquette County Historical Society. It moved into its first location in 1937 (though it didn't open to the public until 1949). The current building opened in 2011 and it was at this time that the society changed its name to the present one to better reflect its collection and mission.