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
The St. Clair Museum staff invites you to a series of entertaining programs for the upcoming months. Not only will you see, hear and enjoy information about St. Clair area pubs, the Fire Department, notable people buried in Hillside Cemetery and the origins of the Great Lakes Lifesaving Service, you can also add your comments and stories to the presentations.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 PM — Pub Crawl to the Past with Georgiana Burns (Stories and information about pre-urban renewal bars and pubs of the greater St. Clair Area)
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 PM — Cemetery Walk with Ron Brenner and JoAn Kindsvater (Visiting Hillside Cemetery grave sites of notable St. Clair people)
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 PM — Fire, Fire A look at the St. Clair Fire Department history with Mary Beaudua
Thursday, Nov.12, 7 PM — The Great Lakes Lifesaving Service (origins of the U.S. Coast Guard) with Bob McGreevy.
The Thursday programs will be held in the Community Room of the St. Clair Museum Building, 308 S. 4th St. starting at 7 PM. The Cemetery Walk will start at the Hillside Cemetery office building on Palmer at 2 PM.
There is a $5 donation for all programs; students are free.
The Museum will be open after each program.