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Monroe County Historical Museum
126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161
Phone (734) 240-7780 Fax (734) 240-7788 Email email@example.com or see "Staff" Directory tab
2014 Exhibit Gallery Hours
January through May, October through December
Mondays - By Appointment
Tuesdays through Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm; open until 7 pm on Thursdays.
June through September
Monday through Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm; open until 7 pm on Thursdays.
Sundays - 12 pm to 5 pm.
Suggested Donation Admission
$4 per adult; $2 per child/student (5 yrs-17). For the summer, use the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) for free admission- get this through your local library branch; good for up to 4 admissions per visit.
PLEASE NOTE: This year Monroe Street will have construction starting in April; please allow enough time to reach us and feel free to call us for an update on local traffic.
The Navarre-Anderson Trading Post & Martha Barker Country Store complex (now named the River Raisin Territorial Park) is open for this summer weekly on Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5:00 p.m. Stop in, buy some nickel & dime candy, and investigate the buildings and displays.
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 holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Monroe County Historical Museum? Click HERE for an application.