The Ogemaw Historical Society, established in 1978, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Ogemaw County's history alive. The house, that is now the official museum, was built in 1908 as a home for Bernard and Sophia Blumenthal. The house was solid in 1926 and turned into an upscale evening dining restaurant . After multiple owners, in 2012 Reverend LaVere and Zola Webster deeded the house to the society for $10.00 as a way to showcase its rich historical value to Ogemaw County.
The Ogemaw County Museum, located in Downtown West Branch, MI houses over 30,000 artifacts, which include a bridal room, a military room, and more! There have been numerous repairs made, but the history of the house and the artifacts inside are priceless to the community.
Admission is free and we always welcome visitors. Stop by for an enjoyable tour! The museum is open Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our phone number is (989) 701- 2525. Call anytime with questions or to schedule a special tour! Thank you for your support!