The new Marquette Regional History Center opened March 7, 2011 with three times the exhibit space of the former museum and fully immersive and interactive exhibits! All of the exhibits were built and created by local artists and craftsmen.To visit Marquette Regional History Center and get the most from your holiday in Marquette, create itinerary details personal to you using our Marquette visit planner.
The C. Fred Rydholm Gathering Hall, named in honor of noted local historian seats 200 people and is available for rental for weddings, showers, retirement parties, conferences, class reunions, fund-raisers or any other event. A projection dome tops the reception hall which displays moving lights at night.
Included in the design is a children’s classroom for visiting school groups to do hands-on projects. There's also an outdoor green space with an amphitheater, educational gardens, and Spring & Third Museum Store which sells works by local artists and regional books on history.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The organization was founded in 1918 to preserve and interpret the area’s rich cultural heritage. Over the past 92 years, the community has been so generous with artifact and library donations that the former museum was bursting at the seams! A new building was purchased in 2007 and renovated into a state-of-the-art museum facility. The new building is across Third Street from the historic Marquette County Courthouse in downtown Marquette.
We are a private, non-profit organization that is not funded by any government organizations. We are funded by admissions, memberships, store sales, grants and donations by people like you! Thanks for your support!
To see a video of the moving and rebuilding of the log structures check this link out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBpB3TxwZrc
To watch the dome being placed on top of the building, go to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFYhnm55EhM
Our Mission Statement:
“We believe the preservation of the cultural and physical history of our area brings an understanding to the past and present, and provides a guide for the future. The Marquette County History Museum not only maintains exhibits, artifacts and a research library, it is a forum for engaging the community and creating links between people.”
Marquette Regional History Center Reviews
The museum has basically two rooms - one permenant and one changing exhibit. The history of the Marquette area was very informative. Almost too much so. You could easily spend 3+ hours if you are plan... more »
This is a great little museum with history on many different subjects and very nice special exhibits. Could have spent more time here but the museum was closing. Will probably return when we’re in tow... more »
Very organized. Lots of info. Need lots of time or more than one day.
The museum is such a special place for all ages. It is a treasure for the City and County of Marquette. Carolyn McDonald
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