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Museums and Art Galleries

Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI - 906-586-9974 - e-mail - The Erickson Center hosts a variety of music and arts events throughout the year.

Gitchee Gumee Agate and History Museum - A wonderful geological and historical museum. On Brazel Street across from the Community Center. Owner: Karen Brzys - 906.494.2590 or e-mail

Lightkeeper's House Museum - Step back in time to the early 1900s and discover the life of the early lightkeepers. On Coast Guard Point next to the inner range light. Owner: Grand Marais Historical Society - Open 1:00 to 4:00 daily, July - August, and 1-4pm weekends in June and September. Also open by Appt. e-mail

Old Post Office Museum - The fascinating history of Grand Marais is on display, from the earliest peoples to the present day. A beautiful memorial rose garden is at the rear of the museum overlooking the water. On Lake Avenue. Owner: Grand Marais Historical Society - Open 1:00 to 4:00 daily, July - August, and 1-4pm weekends in June and September. Also open by Appt.. e-mail

Pickle Barrel House Museum - Possibly Michigan's most unique house! This 16-foot high barrel has been restored to its condition as a cottage, built for author/illustrator William Donahey who created the famout Teenie Weenie characters. Owner: Grand Marais Historical Society -Open 1:00 to 4:00 daily, July - August, and 1-4pm weekends in June and September. Also open by Appt. e-mail

Pickle Barrel Historic Iris Garden - this is an official display garden of the Historic Iris Preservation Society, featuring over 80 historic irises dating as far back as the 1600s. Historic local irises are also on display. An informative article about the garden is located at the Gardening Gone Wild website. Located on the grounds of the Pickle Barrel House Museum; open during daylight hours. e-mail

Postmarks from the Past - this is an online museum dedicated to the postal history of Michigan, with many interesting links and photos.

AuSable Light Station - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - open in the summer; guided tours.


 
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