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Monroe County Historical Museum
126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone (734) 240-7780 Fax (734) 240-7788 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see "Staff" Directory tab
Exhibit Gallery Hours
Monday through Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm; open until 7 pm on Thursdays.
Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm.
Monroe County, Michigan Residents: Free (Donations Accepted).
Non-Residents: $4 per adult, $2 per child/student (5 yrs-17).
About the Monroe County Historical Museum
Located in downtown Monroe, Michigan, this Georgian style public building was built as a post office about 1910, on the site of General and Mrs. George A. Custer's residence. The Monroe County Historical Society, founded in 1938, opened the first museum in rooms at the Sawyer House located on Front Street. This building was acquired in 1972 by the La-Z-Boy Chair Foundation as the second site for the growing Historical Museum. We house one of the largest collections of artifacts relating to the history of Southeast Michigan.
The Monroe County Historical Commission is a department of the County of Monroe, Michigan. For staff list or our current Historical Commissioners, look to the Directory. The Commission meetings are open to the public and are usually the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Check the Calendar for any changes to this schedule such as change of venue, or meeting cancellation.
The Monroe County Historical Museum is closed for the following upcoming holidays:
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 19 and President's Day, Feb. 16th.
CURRENTLY: During the week of January 26th, the museum is installing new carpeting and the exhibits
have been moved or are un-accessible at times. If there is a specific display you are hoping to visit,
please call us for an update on accessibility at 734 240 7780. Thank you for your understanding.
NEW PROJECT: The Papermill School at the corner of Raisinville Road and North Custer has been the Martha Barker Country Store museum for decades, but we haven't forgotten its school house roots. The Museum is looking for students of the Papermill school to interview for our collection. Were you a student, or know someone with a Papermill School tale to tell? Contact the museum at 734 240 7780 so you can be part of this project.
SPECIAL EXHIBIT CASE: 2 women of Ida history featured by the Ida Middle School Backyard History class.
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Monroe County Historical Museum? Click HERE for an application.