This page is to help members of the media with background information, story angles and images for The
History Center of Cheboygan County, Inc.
In addition, staff members are available to answer questions, arrange interviews
or to provide specific information. We have a wealth of images that are available for your use. We welcome visits
from the media to tour the museum campus.
Through exhibits, vibrant programming and
rich historical resources,
the Cheboygan County History Center explores the history of Cheboygan County
so residents and visitors can discover their connection to the past
and be inspired to help shape their communities future.
Hours of Operation:
From June 7, 2016 to September 24,
Exhibits: Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Business Ofice: Tuesday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission Fee is $5.00 per person. Persons under 18 years of
age are admitted free.
The museum house nearly 10,000 artifacts. These include furniture, ceramics, glass, books, manuscripts,
photographs, musical instruments, textiles, costumes, ethnographic materials, and stone and metal objects. Most of
these objects relate to the history of Cheboygan County.
The smallest of our collections, our archives are comprised of records generated by several Cheboygan residents and
organizations. Archival materials are those materials that are unpublished, are usually one of a kind, and are a
result of a person's or organization's activities.
We serve the people of Cheboygan County and visitors to Cheboygan County. We also provide educational programming
opportunities for the students of any Cheboygan County Schools.
The museum is a non-profit entity organized under the laws of the State of Michigan. We are governed by an nine
member volunteer board of directors. The museum's non-profit status is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
We are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
A combination of earned income, admissions, memberships, individual and corporate contributions constitutes our
annual operating budget of approximately $30,000-$40,000.
The first formal meeting of the Cheboygan Area Historical Society was held on May 6, 1969, and on July 22, 1969
officers were elected and a charter accepted. In the following two years, a number of important events occured that
solifified the presence of the organization in the community. First, an agreement with the City of Cheboygan was
reached that allowed the Society to use the old Cheboygan County Jail at the corner of Huron and Court Streets;
second, the organization incorporated as a non-profit entity and, third, the name was changed to The Historical
Society of Cheboygan County, Inc. In 2010, as a result of a museum assessment program conducted by the
American Alliance of Museums, the Historical Society began doing business as The Cheboygan County History
Center. On July 17, 2014, the corporate name was changed to The History Center of Cheboygan County, Inc.
Museum History Store:
The museum has a very small bookstore featuring books on local history, some by local authors; as well as
other books that treat historical topics relevant to our local history. We have approximately 30 titles all
of which are available on our website.
Members receive great benefits, including unlimited free admission for one year, discounts on select titles from
our History Store, and advance invitations to museum events. There are levels of membership that offer
different benefits. CCHC is also a member of the TimeTravlers™ Program which
offers discounts to travelers at participating museums across the country. Intersted persons may join on line.
The CCHC offers special rates for group tours and will also to the extent possible accomodate tours during our
off-season. See our group tour page.
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