Welcome To The Little Traverse Historical Society, Inc. information homepage!
The Little Traverse Historical Society is located at the waterfront in Petoskey, Michigan in what once was the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad depot.
Originally built in 1892 to accommodate the large influx of summer resorters, the depot now holds the Little Traverse
History Museum, which serves all of the Little Traverse Bay area.
Everyone is welcome to visit and enjoy the Museum and members may make use of the growing research facilities and resource material that has been collected over the years.
Resource materials include:
Historical Information on Emmet County
Greenwood Cemetery burial Records
St. Francis Cemetery burial Records
Bliss Cemetery burial Records
Conway Cemetery burial Records
Tuesdays and Thursdays are research days ('til further notice). Call for an appointment to reserve time for your research so that a staffer can be on hand to assist you.
We can't do this without your support.
Because our progress depends entirely upon volunteers, membership dues, grants and gifts, we respectfully invite your participation. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated.
Yearly membership dues are:
Joint (2 family members)...$25.00
Send your contributions to:
Little Traverse Historical Society
P.O. Box 162
Petoskey, MI 49770
Attn: Membership Committee
For non-members, we charge a nominal fee for lookups. A request can be made by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and copy/copies, at 25c per page, will be returned to you. Please allow one to two weeks for a response to your request.
For more information about the History Museum or memberships, contact: Candace Eaton, Executive Director.