Amasa Museum

Amasa Museum Amasa Historical Society
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Visitors to the Museum will find displays of mining and logging activities which were important to the foundation and growth of Amasa, a major hub for logging and transportation in the early 1900's.

Mission: The mission of the Amasa Historical Society is to bring to life "early-1900's-era Amasa" to the descendants of its original settlers, as well as visitors to the area. Displays of artifacts, pictures, and other memorabilia at the Amasa Historical Museum help portray the everyday life and culture of Amasa's early inhabitants. The Museum, pictured above, is the focal point of the Historical Society. Come and "experience" turn-of-the-twentieth-century living in our fair city.

SANTA IS COMING TO AMASA Santa Clause will be arriving at the town hall at 5PM onSaturday, December 15th. The firemen wi...
12/01/2018

SANTA IS COMING TO AMASA
Santa Clause will be arriving at the town hall at 5PM on
Saturday, December 15th. The firemen will be handing out their goody bags to all who attend. Bring the kids down to tell Santa their holiday wishes!

The fundraiser bake sale for the Bino Weber scholarship will be at the same time.

11/22/2018
COME ONE, COME ALL!COSTUME JUDGING 5:30BOBBING FOR APPLESFOOD:  BRATS - CAKE - POPSponsored by Amasa Firemen and Museum
10/21/2018

COME ONE, COME ALL!
COSTUME JUDGING 5:30

BOBBING FOR APPLES
FOOD: BRATS - CAKE - POP
Sponsored by Amasa Firemen and Museum

The Amasa Historical Society will be holding their 21st annual Heritage Days in Amasa on May 28, 2018.  At noon a flag r...
05/21/2018

The Amasa Historical Society will be holding their 21st annual Heritage Days in Amasa on May 28, 2018. At noon a flag raising commemorating hometown veterans will be held.

This is also the grand opening of the museum for the summer. After the parade and celebration at the cemetery, take a tour of the museum and see what new items have been added over the winter. Raffle tickets will be available with the drawing on July 4.

Come in for food---brats and hot dogs--, bouncy house fun, friendship get-togethers and remembering Memorial Day in Amasa.

05/14/2018
05/11/2018
NEWS FLASH!!
12/16/2017

NEWS FLASH!!

05/26/2017

Looking for something to do this weekend?

The Amasa Historical Society will be holding their 20th annual Heritage Days in Amasa on Monday May 29, 2017. At noon a flag raising commemorating hometown veterans will be held at the museum.

This is also the grand opening of the museum for the summer. After the parade and celebration at the cemetery, take a tour of the museum and see what new items have been added over the winter. Raffle tickets will be available with the drawing on July 4.

A craft show/flea market will be going on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roy Koski Memorial Building (formerly AARC/Fur Rendezvous Bldg.) on Trappers Lane just south of Amasa on US 141. Hot dogs, brats, BBQ, bars and beverages will be available. The bouncy house provided by US2 Rental will be there for the kids. This event is also as a fundraiser for the museum.
We hope to see here!

05/16/2017

Did you know.......the museum has been putting together a book of obituaries of folks and relatives from Amasa?
Please send any obituaries of family or friends and include a picture along with the obituary, if possible. We'd love to have as many as possible.
And next time you visit the museum check out this collection.

Please send the information to:
Amasa Museum
P. O. Box 111
Amasa, MI 49903

Here's our 2017 News Letter!Membership and Memorial Brick forms included.
04/26/2017

Here's our 2017 News Letter!
Membership and Memorial Brick forms included.

07/25/2016

Amasa Historical society is taking offers on removal of a 275 gallon fuel tank which includes over 200 gallons of heating fuel. Please send all interested offers to PO Box 111 Amasa Michigan 49903. For more information contact Kelly Mullinax at 906-203-1409. Please SHARE this post.

We’d like to invite everyone to a craft and flea market sponsored by the Amasa Museum on Sunday, May 29 and Monday May...
05/26/2016

We’d like to invite everyone to a craft and flea market sponsored by the Amasa Museum on Sunday, May 29 and Monday May 30 at the Roy Koski Building which is the former Amasa Rec. Center. It is located east of Hwy. 141 on Trappers Lane one mile south of Amasa from 10 to 4. If you’d like to rent a 10 x 10 space contact Kelly at 906-203-1409.
In conjunction, the usual celebration will be held at the Museum on Memorial Day, Monday May 30 starting after the cemetery celebration.

The Amasa Historical Society will be hosting their 19th annual Heritage Days in Amasa on May 30, 2016. At noon a flag ra...
05/14/2016

The Amasa Historical Society will be hosting their 19th annual Heritage Days in Amasa on May 30, 2016. At noon a flag raising commemorating honored citizen and veteran, Emil Kenney, will be held.

This is also the grand opening of the museum for the summer. After the parade and celebration at the cemetery, gather at the museum for hot dogs, brats, plus bars and beverages. Snow cones and cotton candy will be available also.

A bouncy house provided by US2 Rental will be there for the kids. Take a tour of the museum and see what new items have been added over the winter. Raffle tickets will be available with the drawing on July 4.

05/13/2016

The Amasa museum newsletter is "in the mail". If you haven't received one, let Helen/secretary know at [email protected]

We included a copy of the July 1-4 itinerary also.

Copies of the book: A HISTORY OF AMASA MICHIGAN, 1891-1966, compiled by Doris Peryam are on sale at the museum for $15 (...
04/22/2016

Copies of the book: A HISTORY OF AMASA MICHIGAN, 1891-1966, compiled by Doris Peryam are on sale at the museum for $15 (or we can stick it in an envelope and mail it to you for $3 more). This is a comprehensive history of Amasa. A 'bible' (reference) of people, businesses and happenings. It's your "go-to" book when trying to recall a historical or personal event.
To order contact Helen at 906-822-7210
Or mail your check to:
Amasa Historical Society, Box 111, Amasa MI 49903 ________________________________________

02/01/2016

Hi friends, Amasa is 125 years old the year! The town will be celebrating on the weekend of July 4th. See the list of events at the page - Amasa2016

Merry Christmas Facebook friends. We hope you all had a great year. Please stop by and visit us Memorial Day weekend. Pl...
12/22/2015

Merry Christmas Facebook friends. We hope you all had a great year. Please stop by and visit us Memorial Day weekend. Please share your memories of Amasa anytime!

09/13/2015

Sat. Sept. 5 the Amasa Museum held a Picnic in the Park in conjunction with the Amasa 125th Celebration 2016 committee. It was a sweltering day for the duck race on the Hemlock River at our downtown park. Museum had a tent set up with tables and chairs and served brat and hot dog plate lunches to the crowd of about 75.

The river was low and slow. It took an hour for 5 winner ducks to meander through the finish line chute as the water was so sedate. Kids were jumping into the river to prod the ducks away from the weeds, and get-agoing.

05/27/2015

After may years of great weather on Memorial Day you know this would happen sometime. That being said, the museum board would like to thank all who braved the rainstorm and came to support the museum by eating in the food booth, viewing the museum and visiting. The cemetery is so beautiful with the arrangements on the graves, take a ride to see. We missed out on a memorial celebration on Memorial Day because of the rain; but each can do their own. Thank you to the volunteers---Lindsey, Phillips girls, Wes, Aleah, Kay, Sara, Sue, Bill, Tom, Ron, Helga, and the charming 3rd-5th graders who manned the food line very well---Claire, Emma, Angel and Rayven. We can't do this function without all of youse.

Come rain or shine on Memorial Day around noon to the Amasa museum for hot dogs, brats and BBQ plus home made bars. A bo...
05/22/2015

Come rain or shine on Memorial Day around noon to the Amasa museum for hot dogs, brats and BBQ plus home made bars.
A bouncy house will be ready.
Tours of the museum will be ongoing at no charge. Raffle tickets are being sold for the 4th of July drawing. Help yourself to a membership form. A single membership is $15 and a family membership is $20.

05/18/2015

Celebrate and remember our local history and those that fought for our freedom. Monday May 25th it's Heritage Day in Amasa, Michigan. Join us at the museum for fun, food, music and games.
The parade is at 11am followed by the ceremony at the cemetery. Vote for your favorite old car on display and watch your duck race to the finish line at 1pm.
Museum tours will be available all day!

We will release this years Heritage Day plans soon. So......hold on!
05/15/2015

We will release this years Heritage Day plans soon. So......hold on!

04/06/2015

Q. What season is it when you are on a trampoline?
A. Spring-time!

Q. When do monkeys fall from the sky?
A. During Ape-ril showers!

Q. Can February March?
A. No, but April May!

Q. What flowers grow on faces?
A. Twolips!

Q. Why is the letter A like a flower?
A. A bee comes after it!

Meet the ghouls that hosted this years haunted museum.John Jacobson, Vinny Liscomb, Jerry Mullinax, Chrissie Heimerl, Do...
11/03/2014

Meet the ghouls that hosted this years haunted museum.
John Jacobson, Vinny Liscomb, Jerry Mullinax, Chrissie Heimerl, Donna Sjoquist, Kelly Mullinax, Delta Dawn

07/04/2014

Please E-mail us your 4th of July pictures. We'd love to see them and post some. Thanks for supporting your Museum!

E-mail to: [email protected]

Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait.....'till July 4th!
07/01/2014

Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait.....'till July 4th!

06/28/2014

Upcoming 4th of July Celebration Activities!!!!!!

9AM Sing along at the Methodist Church
10AM Flag Raising at City Park & scholarship awarded
11AM The Famous Duck Race
Cotton Candy & Snow cones at the Museum!
Food at the Fire House
1PM Time for the Raffle drawings!
2PM Softball Game. All are invited.

04/05/2014
Post Office Survey

The Dickinson Area Partnership and UPWard Initiative is working with Senator Levin’s office regarding the announced closing of the Kingsford Mail Processing Center. Closing of the center will impact a loss of jobs of course, but will significantly affect everyone’s use of the mail delivery, as one day delivery will change to 3-5 days. This is critical to our business because of the drinking water samples that we must receive from all over the UP in 24 hours to meet the EPA holding time requirements. I’m sure this type of service is critical to many Iron County businesses and residents. The Fed’s plan is to move the mail processing center to Green Bay, at an 80 year old facility, which will probably require an addition and close the Kingsford facility which was built in the last 20 years, and is quite energy efficient. Please pass this email along to others to consider taking this survey as to how the U.S. Mail Service impacts your business; click the link below to fill out the survey on-line.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ph1RWkXUyeq5g64cxr-xMKaTTtzb77UFQcrfcX_ZOrI/viewform
Post Office Survey

Thank you,
Bette J. Premo

Help!!! Keep the Post Office! Answer the following questions to help!

Timeline Photos
03/29/2014

Timeline Photos

03/11/2014

Robert Knivila

As a Child in the "50s I visited Amasa several times. My grandfather Kniivila was a victim of the Porter Mine Tradgedy in 1918. The log home my dad and the family lived in was still standing. Grandfather and three(3) babies are buried in the oldest part of the cemetary. We would visit John and Mary Jarvi, another Jarvi family on a lake, but they moved to MN and also a Nick Jarvi and wife.

10/16/2013

Here's the scary news about our Halloween Party.
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Spook house upstairs, cake and juice downstairs. Apple bobbing (if weather permits). Costume contest. Free to the public. Donations welcome. We hope to see you here for the fun!

09/29/2013

Halloween is around the corner and so is a spooktacular time at the museum. Stay tuned for details.

07/15/2013

Amasa \a-ma-SA\ 1. as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Amasa is "burden". Sometimes used in the 19th century, but rare today.
2. a good small town in the upper peninsula of Michigan planning to celebrate their 125th anniversary in 2016.

How do you pronounce it?

06/13/2013

And the winners are….actually there are two winning slogans for the 125th Anniversary of Amasa MI.
"Amasa's the Scene in 2016" submitted by Susan Kenney and Dale Heimerl.
"1891-2016 125 Years in Between" submitted by Candy Soderena.
We are using both because they blend so well together.

As promised...Celebration, fun, food and games. We had a great day, thanks for coming. Hope to see you again.
05/29/2013

As promised...Celebration, fun, food and games. We had a great day, thanks for coming. Hope to see you again.

05/24/2013

Visit Amasa MI on Memorial Day and learn the winning slogan for the Amasa 125th Celebration 2016!

05/20/2013

One week from today...A day of fun & food and remembering at the museum. Have some cotton candy and vote for your favorite of the old car club. After the ceremony at the Hemitite Cemetery we will raise the flag of the late Roy Koski at the museum at noon. We hope to see you all here!

04/30/2013

What year did the Amasa Community Library open in the town hall?
The answer is in this year's issue of the "Amasa Historical Society News Letter". If you're not a subscriber/member, send $15 to, Amasa Historical Society, PO Box 111, Amasa MI 49903

04/26/2013

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the museum for the summer. Join us for the Heritage Day Celebration Memorial Day weekend. Activities will be Monday May 27 noon 'til 4pm! Music & food throughout the afternoon.

Yooper Pasty
01/19/2013

Yooper Pasty

For all of our new friends. This is a YP poll. Do you like ketchup or gravy on your pasty? Share this and see what your friends like.

Here's story about some of our history.
01/19/2013
Mystical aura of Finnish saunas

Here's story about some of our history.

When a mass migration of Finns came to this country, fleeing poverty and Russian domination in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many settled in Upper Michigan, northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. They brought along Finnish traditions, including their beloved sauna.

12/22/2012

Do you have your 2013 Amasa Historical Calendar? Full of pictures of old Amasa. Just $12. Contact us at: [email protected] or call 1-906-822-7210

12/07/2012

Santa is making an early visit to Amasa!
Saturday Dec. 15 at 5PM Santa arrives on the Amasa Fire truck at the Amasa Area Rec. Center. Boys and girls of all ages, gather around to meet and greet. There will be hot chocolate.

The Bino Webber Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a bake sale at the same time as a fundraiser for the Amasa area high school senior scholarship.

Address

208 Pine St
Amasa, MI
49903

General information

The museum is open most days from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. To arrange off-season tours, please contact Helen at 906-822-7210 or Kelly at 906-822-7714.We are looking forward to seeing you!

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(906) 822-7210

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