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
Join us Nov. 13 for a special Open House to look at the life and huge collection of Maritime books and artifacts that Great Lakes Seaman Donald J. Blain assembled during his time aboard freighters and after.
We’ll start with a brief bio of Donald J. Blain then introduce you to a lifetime at sea, working his way up to First Mate on the Stuart Cort, the first 1,000 foot boat on the Great Lakes. His time on land collecting more than 2500 books, artifacts and one of a kind documents related to the Great Lakes and beyond, probably one of the most extensive collections of Maritime materials housed in a single location.
That’s Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 PM at the St. Clair Museum and Research Center, 308 S. 4th St. in St. Clair. It’s a free Open House. Everyone is invited to browse the collection to look for those hidden gems of Great Lakes lore.