Enter the doors of the St. Clair Historical Museum and travel back 250 years to the community’s beginning as a British Fort, moving to its days as a Michigan lumbering and brick manufacturing mecca, through its transition to salt purification, and shipbuilding. View artifacts and photographs of the fabulous resorts and hotels that drew guests from all over the world to the beautiful landscape and therapeutic mineral baths. Delve into family histories, city records and directories, newspaper articles, obituaries and documents.
Location: 308 S. 4th St., St. Clair, Michigan
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 AM to noon
Saturday and Sunday (May through October)
1:30PM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (810) 329-6888
If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, join us for a fun evening on Thursday, April 16 at St. Clair’s “Uptown Abbey,” the old Mark Hopkins Mansion on North Riverside in St. Clair. We’ll show you what was happening with the younger set around St. Clair during the late teens and early twenties of the 20th Century. Vintage clothing from the era will be on display; you are invited to dress in period costume. (Be warned, if you dress like a servant, you may be put to work.)
Doors open at 6:30 pm with a tea and tidbits service announced at 7 pm followed by “Frolicking Around St. Clair” – an early 1900s time capsule, fashion show and presentation of beautiful photographs of St. Clair people of that era during the four seasons of the year.
Seating is limited, so call 810-329-6800 to make a reservation. Leave your name, number attending, and a contact number. There is a $10 donation.