The Alcona Historical Society will be opening for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th, hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are hoping to open on Fridays along with Saturdays and Sundays this year. We will be open through Labor Day, September 5th. We are in need of people interested in volunteering to be a docent in our museum. Please contact Kristin Benghauser if you are interested at (989) 471-2088.
We hope to have the tower opened regularly. The fee to climb the tower is $3 per person. Children must be 48" tall to climb the tower. We hope to see you this summer.
The Alcona Historical Society was formed to preserve the rich history of the Alcona County area. The society realizes the value of the past and its importance to future generations.
Members of the historical society provide educational tours and programs, including exciting opportunities for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy our three museums: Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, Bailey School and the Lincoln Depot.
Group tours of each facility can be scheduled through the venue contact person and family picnics, reunions, outdoor parties and weddings may also be booked. Tents, chairs, electricity and parking arrangements are available for a minimum fee.
The organization relies on its members to fulfill the mission on which it was founded; to locate, preserve, protect, restore and record the historical records, objects, sites, and lands of Alcona County.
Members of the Society take pride in their stewardship of the 3 museums and donate hundreds of hours each year to greet visitors and explain the history of the lighthouse, museum and Great Lakes shipping, one room schoolhouse and depot with its caboose and switch engine.
Alcona County newspaper back issues can be viewed on microfilm at the Alcona County Library.
Jean Olney and her son, decided to create the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse in gingerbread as a Christmas project this year. Their family has been visiting it every summer for many years, and Jean's grandchildren look forward to visiting it for many years in the future.