The Lapeer County Heritage Museum
"Dedicated to the preservation of Lapeer County’s heritage."

Lapeer, Michigan

  Offering a historical experience with educational programming to the people of Lapeer county and visitors to the area, the museum is open:

Wednesdays and Saturdays from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
and by appointment



The Research Center of the Lapeer County Genealogical Society is located in the museum and is open during the same hours as the museum. The Center houses more than 700 references and extensive obituary files to help researchers trace ancestral roots to Lapeer County. Donations are requested and fees may be charged for research by a volunteer. 



     Senior citizens, service clubs, professional organizations or any other group may arrange visits to the museum that meet their scheduling requirements. A donation of $2.00 per person is suggested but may be varied depending on the scope of the program requested.

To arrange a group visit, call:

(810) 245-5808
(810) 664-8248


     The Lapeer County Historical Society has worked with educators to develop programs at the museum related to the school district curriculum. Emphasis is also given to specific interests of scouts and other youth groups.


     Calendars are available at the museum gift shop and from other historical societies.




Historic Calendar Series

     Our calendar project (begun in 2003) has been one of our most successful fund raisers, having generated over $66,000 and allowing us to develop the Lapeer County Heritage Museum.  In addition, the calendar has allowed us to share our extensive collection of historical photographs and information with the community in a format that goes beyond the walls of the museum.  That has generated additional interest in the history of the area among many people who have seen the calendars and has resulted in more visitors to the museum.



     The 2003 calendar, the first in the series, contains pictures and captions chronicling the history of Lapeer County in the 1800’s. From 2004 to 2010 each calendar is filled with pictures and captions focusing on a ten year period in the history of Lapeer County from 1900 to 1970. The 2011 Calendar featured Centennial Farms in Lapeer County; the 2012 calendar featured Rural Schools of Lapeer County. The 2013 calendar recounted the history of Oakdale from its origins as The State Home for Feeble Minded and Epileptics. The 2014 calendar featured Historical Churches of Lapeer County and the 2015 calendar features Lapeer County in the Civil War.

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