Statement of Purpose: To bring together people interested in the history of the Charlevoix area and in the protection and preservation of places and objects of historical value in the area.

Photo by Lyle Miles

Harsha House Museum

State Historic Site
103 State Street
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Print by Jim Annis

Charlevoix Depot 

State & National Historic Site
Depot Beach Area
Available for weddings and other private events on a limited basis.   Contact the Society for more information info@chxhistory.com
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This view of Lake Charlevoix, updated hourly, from atop the Depot is provided in cooperation with the Lake Charlevoix Association  


"Charlevoix, Michigan -- A Pictorial Journey through 16 Decades"

Visit our online Museum Store to order.

"The Life and Works of Earl Young DVD"

Visit our online store to order "The Life and Works of Earl Young DVD."

Thank you to our 2014 Patrons! (click to see list)


"Journeying to Charlevoix" exhibit now on display at the Museum at the Harsha House
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The fully illustrated exhibit explores settlement and development of Charlevoix from the 1850s through the arrival of the railroad in 1892.


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More interesting Charlevoix history links & info...

Docent Guide Schedule

"The History of Bridge Street and Harbor of Charlevoix “The Beautiful” Michigan"

Serialized in fifteen installments in the Charlevoix Courier in 1967, Don Campbell’s delightful “History of Bridge Street” as he recollected it from 1897 to 1963 has now been published for the Society by his daughter Julia Anne Bandfield.  Click Here for details.

"Bob Miles' Charlevoix II"

This beautiful hardbound edition with nearly 500 pages and well over 450 photos and other images, is the second comprehensive history of Charlevoix. Click Here for details.

Historic Photos Calendar: Thirteen memorable scenes from Charlevoix's history, many new to the photo archives and never before published, including Beaver Island ferry Mary Margaret, the Golden Rule galleon,  the Chicago Club's six-meter racing fleet and other historic vessels. Visit the online Museum Store or call the Museum at 231.547.0373 to order the 2014 calendar.

Guides are available from the Historical Society for tourist groups or buses coming to Charlevoix to see the Earl Young homes or tour the city.  Contact the Society for more information info@chxhistory.com or 231.547.0373.

Also visit the Charlevoix Public Library site...
where you will find three fantastic historical sections: EARL YOUNG - His Life and Legacy - Bolder & Boulder; A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS - Historic Charlevoix Compiled & Narrated by Bob Miles, Photographer & Historian; and the ROSA NETTLETON BOOK - The Highlights of Charlevoix History - 1869 to 1906 - from the Charlevoix Sentinel.

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