Algonac Clay Historical Museum, Algonac

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The Algonac/Clay Historical Society was formed in 1991 by combining the former Algonac Boating and Historical group and the Clay Township Historical Society. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the area.

The Society is funded by donations and fund raising events. The Township of Clay and the City of Algonac have been very supportive by donating funds to special projects. At present the Society has two museums. A hard working group of local volunteers keeps the museums operating by donating many hours for planning exhibits, cataloging the donations, preserving the artifacts, taking care of maintenance and manning the museum.

Goals of the organization: To preserve local history and to provide educational opportunities for all segments of the community.

Archives and Artifacts: Our archives include Algonac's boat building heritage featuring Chris-Craft, Gar Wood and the many other local boat builders. Over 10,000 artifacts also features local history, business, industry, schools, churches and the military.
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  • Great place to spend a couple hours if you are interested in learning about the area and our impact on the world. Many artifacts from the history and development of the wooden boat era and the...  more »
  • The Algonac Clay Museum is very informative, very well organized and the staff is well informed. This includes the regular museum and the marine museum. I have lived in this area most of my adult...  more »
  • You have to visit and see for yourself. All the volunteers are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. The maritime museum has a very imaginative decor.
  • Beautiful location and lots to learn for every age, make a point of stopping by on a weekend during the summer

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