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Mission Statement

Through exhibits, vibrant programming and rich historical resources, the Cheboygan County History Center explores the history of Cheboygan County so that residents and visitors can discover their connection to the past and be inspired to help shape their communities' futures.

The Cheboygan County History Center is owned and operated by the The Historical Society of Cheboygan County Inc.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Cheboygan, Michigan the county seat of Cheboygan County. Cheboygan is located at the northern edge of Michigan's lower peninsula on the shores of Lake Huron.  The History Center is located near the downtown area.

The History Center constists of three buildings open to the public.

  • Spies Heritage Hall—containing exhibits that portray the historic periods of the county.
  • The Victorian Sherriff's House and Jail—which housed the county's sherriff's and prisoners from the 1880's to 1960.
  • A turn-of-the-century Native American log cabin.

A 1940's vintage troop train car was recently added to the collection and is displayed on the History Center. 

The History Center is also graced with a variety of Victorian and modern gardens maintained by the local Seedums Club. 

The Historical Society is incorporated under the laws of the State of Michigan.

The current officers and curators and their email addresses are:

Lewis D Crusoe
President &
Executive Director

 David Garthus
Vice President

Kay Forster

 Randy J Maltby


Sharon Ecker


Our Three Year Strategic Plan

The Path to the Future:
Strategic Plan for The Cheboygan County History Center

Museum Office,
& Bookstore Open
 Tues - Fri
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Exhibits and Historic
Closed for the Season

June 14, 2014
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