Calendar of Events

Following are the scheduled programs and events of the Charlevoix Historical Society for 2017.  (Subject to change.) If you need additional information, contact the Charlevoix Historical Society, 231- 547-0373 or 

2017 Calendar of Events


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Movie Night at the Depot: Buster Keaton’s The General

Wednesday, February 8, 2016 @ 6pm, Charlevoix Historic Railroad Depot

2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the coming of the railroad to Charlevoix and the construction of the Historic Train Depot. The CHS will be showing the classic 1926 silent film The General starring the great Buster Keaton. In addition, local Charlevoix Middle School student and film buff Evan Beane will present a short program on the film and its star prior to the showing. The cost of the program will be $5, and it includes pizza, salad, beverages, and popcorn. Because the CHS will need to order the pizza ahead of time, we ask that you RSVP no later than February 6th to reserve your spot. Please call us at 231 547 0373, or email for questions or to reserve your seat for this exciting night!


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @7PM, Presentation: Laying Tracks: Michigan Railroads in the 19th Century by Trevor Dotson, @ Charlevoix Historic Train Depot


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 @7PM, Presentation: The Coming of the Railroads and its Impact on Charlevoix by David L. Miles, @ Charlevoix Historic Train Depot

Sunday-Monday, June 25-26 “Depot 125:  an 1892 Experience”, Charlevoix Historic Train Depot

Sunday, June 25, noon-5PM  “Family Gala”

A family affair re-creating the arrival of the first train to Charlevoix in 1892 and the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Depot.   It will be complete with music, games, activities, train rides for the kids, horse-drawn wagon and steamboat rides.  Admission:  Free of charge.  Refreshments will be available.  Food will be available for purchase.

Monday, June 26, 2:00-2:45PM “Proclamation Ceremony”, in the Heritage Garden

Officials will be on hand, and music will be playing to mark the exact date and time the first train arrived.

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 7PM, Charlevoix Historic Railroad Depot

Annual Venetian Potluck

July 28-30 Train Show presented by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club, “Steam Era Locomotives”,  Charlevoix Historic Railroad Depot

Come see multiple historic model trains in motion!

Friday, July 28:  noon-6PM

Saturday, July 29:  10AM-4:00oPM

Sunday, July 30:  noon-4PM







November 1, 5-9pm

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner at Villager Pub (to be confirmed)



All events are open to the public except the Venetian Potluck.  Programs at the Depot are offered at no charge for members and $5.00 for non-members, unless otherwise noted. 

The Charlevoix Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose objective is to bring together people who are interested in the history and heritage of the Charlevoix area and in the protection and preservation of places and objects of historical value. The Society sponsors many events throughout the year to which the public is invited.

These public event dates and times are subject to change. All events should be confirmed by calling the Charlevoix Historical Society at 231-547-0373.