Les Cheneaux Historical Association

Les Cheneaux Historical Association Les Cheneaux Historical Association is a Non-Profit. We are two museums: The Historical and the Maritime Museum. We are located in Cedarville, MI
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The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum is unique. It is comprised of two buildings, one a log cabin, donated by Nancy Avery Follansbee, depicting the early days of settlement in the area when lumbering was an important industry. Along with the lumbering, was the wonderful fishing, creating the early tourist industry for the many thriving hotels in the area. Of course the women also kept very busy with quilting, weaving, and other activities. The O.M. Reif Boathouse (circa 1920s) is home to displays of vintage boats, marine artifacts, antique outboard motors, historic photos of area boating, a boat building workshop, and a gift shop.

Operating as usual

05/20/2019

The Historical and Maritime Museums will open their doors on May 29th at 10:30-4:30 through Saturday. Regular hours will begin the following week Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-4:30. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, Great Lakes Boat Building School friends, and board members with their help in cleaning the Maritime Museum this past weekend. Come visit us soon!

The 2019 Maritime Museum raffle boat will be a Chester Yawl.  Boats like the 15-foot Chester Yawl were used as working c...
12/06/2018

The 2019 Maritime Museum raffle boat will be a Chester Yawl. Boats like the 15-foot Chester Yawl were used as working craft in the 19th century. The most well-known version of this design is the longer Whitehall and adopts its distinctive plumb bow and “wineglass” transom. The boat will be of lapstrake design featuring components made of various hardwoods. The Chester Yawl has an efficient glide and can be rowed at an easy pace by one or two rowers.
This boat will be in production at the Maritime Museum until Lakeside Bob Smith, Mike Jellison, and Paul Wilson decide to close the shop for the season! Work will commence in the spring to be readied for the 2019 Historical Association Boat Raffle.

12/03/2018

From the Les Cheneaux Historical Association, thank you all for participating in the Festival of Trees and supporting the museum. Have a very Merry Christmas; we hope to see you all next year!

Photos by Jane French
12/01/2018

Photos by Jane French

Photos by Jane French

A few photos from the weekend.
11/25/2018

A few photos from the weekend.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE -  The Festival of Trees dates are Nov 23 (10am-9pm, with Santa arriving at 6:30 pm), Nov 24 (10-4p...
11/15/2018

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - The Festival of Trees dates are Nov 23 (10am-9pm, with Santa arriving at 6:30 pm), Nov 24 (10-4pm), and Nov 25, (10-4 pm). The following weekend dates are Nov 30, Dec 1, and Dec 2 (time is 10-4 Friday and Saturday) and (1-4 on Sunday with bidding ending at 3 pm).
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the museum and we hope you can join us. If you're not able to attend, we hope you enjoy our photos. Merry Christmas from the Les Cheneaux Historical Association!

The trees are in! If you would like to decorate one for our "Festival of Trees" auction please call 906-484-2821.  The s...
10/03/2018

The trees are in! If you would like to decorate one for our "Festival of Trees" auction please call 906-484-2821. The silent auction will end on December 2nd at 3 p.m. at which time we will draw for the winner of the children's trees. The museum will be closed on December 7 & 8. We will call with pick-up information. Thank you.

Museum tours by appointment in September.
08/28/2018

Museum tours by appointment in September.

08/18/2018

The Historical and Maritime Museums will close this season on September 1st.

There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for this beautiful kayak.  Tickets are for sale at the Historical and Mar...
08/18/2018

There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for this beautiful kayak. Tickets are for sale at the Historical and Maritime Museums. Take a look at the lovely hand-stitched quilt being raffled at the Historical Museum. Kayak tickets are $5 and quilt tickets are $2. The drawing for both the kayak and quilt will be held at the Historical Museum on August 26.

08/17/2018

The annual meeting of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association is scheduled for 7:00 P.M., August 27, at the Historical Museum in Cedarville. This meeting is open to the public.

08/06/2018

Ye Olde Ship Heads appearing Wednesday, Aug 8th - 7 p.m. at the Maritime Museum! We will be serving Jersey Muds! Free music & ice cream, come join the fun.

Les Cheneaux Historical Museum
07/24/2018

Les Cheneaux Historical Museum

Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum
07/24/2018

Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum

07/12/2018

Copper-wrapped bottles with Artist of the Week, Barb Palmer, at the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum on Wednesday, July 18th. Free admission and fun! 12-3 pm

Music with the Blue Water Ramblers at the Maritime Museum on Friday, July 20th! Free admission and refreshments. 7 pm

07/05/2018

Saturday, July 7 at the Maritime Museum, Beach Chickens! 7 p.m. free admission and refreshments.

Beach Chickens Maritime Museum July 7 at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
06/25/2018

Beach Chickens Maritime Museum July 7 at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

06/06/2018

A reminder that the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum will be closed on Saturday, June 9th all day.

05/31/2018

The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum will be closed all day on Saturday, June 9th. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 12th.

05/20/2018

The Historical and Maritime Museums will open for the season on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. Hours for this season are 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

05/20/2018

Watch for our Artist of the Week Series at the Historical Museum beginning on June 27th from 12-3; Body Butter with Diane Keighley. Free Admission. July 7th will be our first music offering at the Maritime Museum with the Beach Chickens! Refreshments will be served! Also Free Admission!

Bob Causley is this weeks artist of the week.
07/26/2017

Bob Causley is this weeks artist of the week.

The Blue Water Ramblers are putting on quite the show.
07/22/2017

The Blue Water Ramblers are putting on quite the show.

Very Cool look at boat show participants through the past forty years. Thank you Stephan O'Connell.
07/13/2017
Boat Show Entry Comparison

Very Cool look at boat show participants through the past forty years. Thank you Stephan O'Connell.

Comparison of Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show Entrants - 1978 and 2016

Another Awesome Artist of the week!
07/12/2017

Another Awesome Artist of the week!

On a rainy day like today, stop by the Maritime and check out our new scavenger hunt.
07/06/2017

On a rainy day like today, stop by the Maritime and check out our new scavenger hunt.

The Beach Chickens!
07/02/2017

The Beach Chickens!

07/01/2017

Don't forget about the Beach Chickens. 7pm at the Maritime Museum. Free Admission

Special thanks to Diane Keighley, our artist of the week.
06/28/2017

Special thanks to Diane Keighley, our artist of the week.

This years boat raffle. Made from local cedar.
06/27/2017

This years boat raffle. Made from local cedar.

Don't forget about our Artist of the week.
06/24/2017

Don't forget about our Artist of the week.

Don't forget about the Christmas Open House and Tree Auction!
11/21/2016

Don't forget about the Christmas Open House and Tree Auction!

Les Cheneaux Historical Association
11/21/2016

Les Cheneaux Historical Association

Timeline Photos
10/20/2016

Timeline Photos

09/15/2016

We are now closed for the season. However the Festival of Trees will be November 25-27, and December 2-4. If you would like to decorate a Christmas tree, give us a call to set up a time to get your tree. 484-2821

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105 S Meridian St
Cedarville, MI
49719

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Everyone welcome to make "Body Butter" next week Wed., June 27 at noon at the Historical Museum, Cedarville Mi. with Diane Keighly. Hope to see you there!!
ARTIST OF THE WEEK Diane Keighly, Wed. June 27 from noon till 3 pm learn how to make "BODY BUTTER". FREE & everyone welcome! See you at the Historical.
Spring cleaning at the Maritime Museum is scheduled for May 19th at 10 a.m.. Volunteers are welcome and lunch will be served! The Historical and Maritime museums are scheduled to open their doors on May 26th.
Just sitting back, enjoying the morning, my new coffee mug and wishing I was still on island time!