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2020 HCHS Special Events


Special Events for Summer 2020 are CANCELLED

The Houghton County Historical Society board has decided, with regret, to cancel our 2020 summer season. To maintain the safety of patrons and staff from the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we have decided to err on the side of caution, curtailing operations for the foreseeable future. We will not be giving train rides or allowing visitors in the museum. If visitors wish to walk around the grounds they may do so. This postponement is difficult to do, but is an important step in protecting our visitors, staff, and community.


Barring further restrictions due to the pandemic, the falling are anticipated dates for Fall and Winter activities:

Oct 9th thru Oct 11th - Family Weekend at the Historical Society

Visiting your Michigan Tech student for Family Weekend? Stop by for a tour. Take in a train ride and visit the museum to experience three floors full of Copper Country history. We'll be open from noon until 4, October 9th through the 11th.

Dec 5th - Santa Train

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Depot and then board the Santa Train for a ride around our historic site. Come out and make some holiday memories for your family! Rides are $3 for adults and $1 for children. Light refreshments provided. Model Train room open too.

2020 Hours of Operation (Hours Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic)


Museum and Train (Closed for the Summer 2020 Season)

Research Room (Restricted Hours for Summmer 2020)

The Research Room is located in the lower level of the HCHS Heritage Center at the corner of 1st St. and N. Avenue in Lake Linden. Here you'll find newspapers, books and other materials to aid in your research of local history and local families. The Research Room is open this summer by appointment ONLY on Wednesdays between 10 AM to 4 PM. Please call (906) 296-4121 to request an appointment.


The Historical Society is an all volunteer organization, and because of this we may not always be open during the posted hours. It's always best to call ahead and confirm our hours at (906) 296-4121.

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Houghton County Historical Society
53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, Michigan
PO Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 296-4121

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