The Carnegie Center is home to over 15,000 objects and archival items relating to the history, pre-history, and culture of the Blue Water Area. There is a little something for everyone; our unique exhibits meet the interests of both the young and young at heart.
The Marine Gallery was restructured in 2011 and displays over 50 handcrafted ship models, as well as their corresponding history. Original Tiffany glass still graces the ceiling of the mezzanine and second floor rotunda.
Local enthusiasts will enjoy the collection of local history located through out the museum. Including many photographs, artifacts, model ships, and so much more.
Step back in time and spend a day in our authentic 1850’s Kammer log cabin, learning what life would have been like as a Michigan pioneer. During the 4 hour program, you will participate in a variety of activities and chores that children did during pioneer times including, making soup, dipping candles, creating a tin punch, writing in a journal with a quill, and playing pioneer games.
Each year, the Museum offers several temporary and travelling exhibits in the main floor galleries. These exhibits present history, science, and stories of local interest. Check our website for current shows and events.