Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Tour the 1870-built lighthouse and keeper’s house
Bailey School
A one-room schoolhouse originally operated in Mikado
Lincoln Train Depot
The last remaining depot of its kind in northeastern Michigan
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About the Alcona Historical Society

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.

Special events include; Historical Day at the Lighthouse, Log Cabin Day at the Bailey School with a Strawberry Shortcake Social, the Lincoln Depot hand-made quilt raffle and the Depot Day Celebration.

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.

Newspaper archives at the Library:

Alcona County newspaper back issues can be viewed on microfilm at the Alcona County Library.

  • Alcona County Review: April 27, 1877, through the end of the most recent full year.
  • Lincoln Herald: January 9, 1908 through March 3, 1910, when it became the Alcona County Herald: March 10, 1910 through January 27, 1993 (several missing, however).

Contact Details

Call Us
(989)-742-6384
Snail Mail
P.O. Box 174
Harrisville, MI 48740
Email
ahs@alconahistoricalsociety.com
Social Media

Thank you:

This website is supported by NEMOG Regional Prosperity Grant.