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Enter the doors of the St. Clair Historical Museum and travel back 250 years to the community’s beginning as a British Fort, moving to its days as a Michigan lumbering and brick manufacturing mecca, through its transition to salt purification, and shipbuilding. View artifacts and photographs of the fabulous resorts and hotels that drew guests from all over the world to the beautiful landscape and therapeutic mineral baths. Delve into family histories, city records and directories, newspaper articles, obituaries and documents.

Location: 308 S. 4th St., St. Clair, Michigan
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 AM to noon
Saturday and Sunday (May through October)
1:30PM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (810) 329-6888

Upcoming Programs

FABULOUS CARS MADE IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!  Wills Auto Museum historian Terry Ernest will entertain and enlighten you with stories about the Fabulous Cars Made In St. Clair County on Thursday, May 16th at 7 PM at the St. Clair Historical Museum.  Join Terry for a “look behind the wheels” of cars like “The Thing,” Havers, Northern and, of course, the Wills Sainte Claire automobile.  

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 PM, 

St. Clair Historical Museum,  308 S. 4th St. in St. Clair.

Donation $6; students are free.  Refreshments and door prizes.

 

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MUSEUM GRAND REOPENING

SAVE THE DATE!!  Put June 20th or June 21st on your calendar for the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting of the totally renovated and updated St. Clair Museum featuring the unique Belle Reve Room.  This jaw-dropping room features 250-year-old hand- carved English Oak paneling rescued from St. Clair’s historic Belle Reve mansion.  

We’re planning a gala open house June 20th at 7 PM and again on June 21st at 1 PM.  Time for everyone to dress up in their favorite outfit from the 1915 era and enjoy the fresh displays, artifacts, audio-visual interactive stories, and the photo op in front of the 11 ft. high fireplace.

Charles Homberg will highlight the paneling’s history as well as highlights of the Whiting family who built Belle Reve and local industrialist George Gordon Moore who bought the mansion and installed the paneling.

 

 

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