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 @ 6pm, Charlevoix Historic Train 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 @7PM, Charlevoix Historic Train Depot Presentation: Laying Tracks: Michigan Railroads in the 19th Century by Trevor Dotson,


Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00PM, Charlevoix Historic Train Depot Presentation: The Coming of the Railroads and its Impact on Charlevoix by David L. Miles. $5.00 suggested entry donation for Non-Society members.

Thursday, June 22 from 4:30-9:00pm, Grey Gables Restaurant will be donating 10% of all sales to the Charlevoix Historical Society in support of “Depot 125: An 1892 Experience.” Proceeds go towards preservation of the Depot.

Sunday-Monday, June 25-26,  Charlevoix Historic Train Depot

“Depot 125:  an 1892 Experience”

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, and horse-drawn wagon rides.  Admission:  Free of charge.  Refreshments will be available.  Food will be available for purchase.

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

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


Wednesday, July 5, 5:00-8:00 pm, Cultural Corridor Launch Party

Open House @ 5-7:00 pm


Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 PM, Charlevoix Public Library

An Evening with Frank Mays:  Survivor of the Carl D. Bradley

Conversation and Book Signing

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

Annual Venetian Potluck

July 28-30 Charlevoix Historic Train Depot – 307 Chicago Ave. Charelvoix, MI 49720

Train Show presented by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club, “Steam-Era Locomotives” 

Come see multiple historic model trains in motion!

Friday, July 28:  noon-6PM

Saturday, July 29:  10AM-4PM

Sunday, July 30:  noon-4PM


Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 PM, Charlevoix Public Library 

Encore presentation!  The Coming of the Railroads and its Impact on Charlevoix by David L. Miles, @ Charlevoix Public Library, 200 Clinton Street.

August 11-14, Charlevoix Historic Train Depot – 307 Chicago Ave. Charelvoix, MI 49720

Charlevoix Photography Club 9th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition. Opening Reception August 11, 5:30-8:30pm at the Charlevoix Historic Train Depot, 307 Chicago Ave.

Friday, August 11: 5:30-8:30pm

Saturday, August 12: 1:oo-6:00pm

Sunday, August 13: 1:00-6:00pm

Monday, August 14: 1:00-5:00pm





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.

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