Inland Water Route Historical Society

Inland Water Route Historical Society Dedicated to Maintaining and Preserving the History of the Inland Water Route of Northern Michigan. http//:www.iwrhs.com

The Inland Water Route Historical Society works to preserve the rich history of the Inland Waterway. A collection of lakes, rivers and channels, The Inland Waterway provided a valuable method of transporting commercial goods, residents, and tourists to the northern region of Michigan. From people-powered canoes and boats, to river steamers, the evolution of the Waterway adapted to meet the needs of the area, until the use of trains and automobiles relegated its use to a recreational capacity. The museum houses pictures and artifacts from that unique era in our history where the waterway was a major part of Northern Michigan life.

12/07/2013

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Something for everyone at Alanson Riverfest
07/27/2013
Something for everyone at Alanson Riverfest

Something for everyone at Alanson Riverfest

ALANSON — To say there's something for everyone is an understatement when discussing events, activities and offerings at the sixth annual Alanson Riverfest Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11.

07/27/2013

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Some great pictures of the Inland Waterway!
07/26/2013

Some great pictures of the Inland Waterway!

The 38-mile Inland Waterway is one of Emmet and Cheboygan counties most beautiful and remarkable features. Plan a trip down the Inland Waterway and take in the breathtaking natural beauty and serenity of this peaceful stretch of interconnected rivers and lakes ...

Inland Waterway in the news!
07/25/2013
Inland Waterway to become Heritage Water Trail

Inland Waterway in the news!

ALANSON -- Work is under way on the Inland Waterway in the tip of the Lower Peninsula to designate the almost 40-mile lake and river network into a destination for paddlers.

07/19/2013

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07/14/2013

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07/13/2013

Thank you Emily Proctor for liking the Inland Water Route Historical Society!

07/13/2013

Thank you Mary Cummings for liking the Inland Water Route Historical Society!

07/09/2013

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07/02/2013

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06/29/2013

If you see our flags out, we are open-- Stop in and see us!

04/04/2013

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02/14/2013

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01/24/2013

Thank you Genevieve Lloyd for liking the Inland Water Route Historical Society!

01/15/2013

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12/28/2012

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12/27/2012

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Will you be joining us for the Alanson Riverfest?
08/01/2012

Will you be joining us for the Alanson Riverfest?

Inland Water Route Historical Society's cover photo
04/21/2012

Inland Water Route Historical Society's cover photo

10/10/2011

The launch project is getting a lot of attention this fall.

09/10/2011

If you are in Alanson for the car show, stop in and say hi!

08/02/2011

Come in out of the rain-the museum is open and dry!

07/04/2011

What a beautiful Fourth of July! It is great to see all of the people coming through the doors today!

07/01/2011

The IWRHS is planning a special display for Alanson's Riverfest. It is dynamic, and very unusual. I promised I would not tell the details. So this is all I can say right now.

06/12/2011

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Inland Water Route looked much different than it does now. Steamboats, trains, and horses were the transportation of that day. Come and see the world that once was at the museum in Alanson!

06/01/2011

Have you stopped in to see us this week? If the flags are out, we're open!

At the Society meeting in May, the IWHRS board members were preparing for the busy summer season.
05/28/2011

At the Society meeting in May, the IWHRS board members were preparing for the busy summer season.

Each summer, dozens of outboard racers speed along the Inland Water Route! This year's races are August 13-14, 2011.
05/28/2011
Top O'Michigan Marathon Nationals

Each summer, dozens of outboard racers speed along the Inland Water Route! This year's races are August 13-14, 2011.

Top O'Michigan Marathon Nationals took place July 31 and Aug. 1 on the Inland Waterway. Tracy Phillips and Matt Cupps of Harbor Springs made it six consecuti...

Museum memorabilia for sale at the IWRHS.
05/28/2011

Museum memorabilia for sale at the IWRHS.

05/28/2011

B.R. Smith, working today at the IWRHS, said the drizzle didn't stop the visitors to the museum!

05/28/2011

A round-trip train ticket from Detroit to the Inland Water Route in 1905 cost $11.98.

05/28/2011

When the Inland House in Conway was first opened in 1879, it had just 5 guest rooms.

05/25/2011

The Alanson IWRHS museum is open for the summer- come and visit this weekend!

Address

River Street
Alanson, MI
49706

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00
Saturday 11:00 - 13:00
Sunday 11:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(231) 548-2716

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