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Delta County Historical Museum                                      

In 1941, A WDBC radio station building was constructed
on Sand Point in Escanaba.  The radio station used
the building until the mid-1950s when they moved to
a new location downtown.  The City of Escanaba
acquired the vacant building, and in 1956 the City
agreed to let the Delta County Historical Society lease
it to use as a museum for the sum of one dollar a year.

The Museum officially opened on May 25, 1956 and
quickly filled with artifacts and heirlooms portraying the
rich history of Delta County and its people.  Over the past fifty-plus years, the Delta County Historical Society has collected a wide array of objects of historical  significance, all from the generous donations of the citizens of our county.

   Through renovations and additions, the Delta County   Historical
   Museum has changed quite a bit over the    years, but one thing has
   remained constant: the   museum will continue to do its best to
   preserve the history of Delta County for future generations. Exhibits
   at the Delta County Historical Museum   portray  many areas of
   our history, including:  
         logging, shipping, the railroad industry, military, history,
            Native American culture, surveying, sports, history, fishing,
            local business history, and much  more!


Hours of Operation

  • The Museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day: 11am-4pm

Admission Prices*

  • Adults: $3.00

  • Children: $1.00

  • Family: $5.00

*Admission to museum includes a pass to the Sand Point
  Lighthouse and vice versa.



Delta County Historical Society 16 Water Plant Road Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 789-6790 deltacountyhistsoc@sbcglobal.net
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