Pearl S. Buck
Purchase our series of 6 Driving Tour Books. These copies will take you to many historic sites around Ogemaw County that can be taken by car, bike, or horseback. Along with reading the history behind each stop, the books also includes great recommendation on where to grab a bite to eat, a quick drink, or a fun stop along the way! Buy the book and set your sites on an historic adventure that is fun for all ages! These can be purchased at the museum and are $10 a book or $35 for a 4 piece set.
The museum is home to over 30,000 artifacts dated back to when Native American's settled in this area. All of the artifacts in the museum are from Ogemaw County and are important to our history. We have the Nancy Douglas Children's Room, Military Room, Medical Room, and Bridal Room on display upstairs. Downstairs we have Native American arrow heads, kitchen supplies, furniture, and much more!
We have thousands of records that allow us to access your ancestor's past! The museum contains collections of land documents, marriage licenses, newspapers, high school yearbooks, photographs, and more. These archival materials, can give you information on where your ancestors went to school, where they worked, and even show what they could have done in their free time. Some of the materials date back to Native American and Indigenous tribes in the area! It is a great resource whether you're researching Ogemaw County History or are looking for information on your own family. The best part is, it is available to you for free!
The Historical Society has several historical books for sale. These books include, History of Oriolette Basketball $15, Ogemaw Historical Review $2, Footsteps through the Ogemaw State Forest $10, The Country Schools of Ogemaw County $25 each, and autographed copies of Secrets of the Summer $15.