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In one sense, every place of worship is of historic importance, since it reflects the culture and aspirations of the congregation that created it.  Many of the places we have listed here have special rooms or collections, or have changed their primary function to act as museums or performance spaces.  Please, let us know if we've missed a place of significance that others should know about.   
 

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  Maine

  Wells

  Meetinghouse Museum

  938 Post Road

  PO Box 801

  Wells ME   04090    

  Phone  207 646-4775

  Web Site http://www.wellschamber.org/favoriteattractions.htm -

               The%20Historical%20Society%20of%20Wells%20&%20Ogunquit

  E-mail   mailto:wohistory@gwi.net

  Alt Web http://www.mainemuseums.org/htm/museumdetail.php3?orgID=1600

  Description  picture-postcard perfect meetinghouse serves as local museum

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Church

  Research  Library

  Owner/Operator:  Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit

  New or Updated:  7/10/2007

 

 


 

Michigan
Au Gres
Arenac County Historical Society
304 E Michigan Ave
PO Box 272
Au Gres MI 48703
Phone 989 876-6399
Web Site *****
E-mail mailto:labienlien@centuryinter.net
Description Indian artifacts, lumbering, agriculture & school room
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Church
New or Updated: 06/13/2003
 

  Dexter

  Dexter Area Museum

  3443 Inverness St

  Dexter MI  48130    

  Phone 734 426-2519

  Web Site www.hvcn.org/info/dextermuseum/index.html

  Description  locally donated items include clothing, medical equipment, a dentist's

                    office, military items, farm implements, school materials

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Church

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Collection A-F  Furniture

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Research  Library

  Owner/Operator:  Dexter Area Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/27/2007

Michigan
Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Council
461 E Mitchell St
Petoskey MI  49770
Phone
616 347-4337
Web Site  www.crookedtree.org
Description  regional art museum in 1890 former church
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Arts
Building Type  Church

Michigan
Vermontville
Vermontville Museum
109 North Main
Vermontville MI
Phone 
517 726-0518
Web Site  http://www.ring.com/counties/eatoattr.htm
Description building was academy and church for early group resettled from New England. They brought maple sugar with them
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Church
Era  1843

  MN

  Afton

  Afton Historical Society Museum

  3165 St Croix Trail South

  Afton  MN   55001    

  Phone  651 436-3500

  Web Site http://www.pressenter.com/~aftnhist/

  Description  in former Congregational church, looms, Ernie Pyle, sleds, agriculture,

                    ice harvesting

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Church

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Era  1868

  New or Updated:  1/11/2007


Minnesota
Duluth
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
902 East 1st Street
Duluth MN
Phone
218 728-0630
Web Site  http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/dulfrm.html
E-mail  mailto:kmuseumsb@aol.com
Description  branch of private manuscript library with periodic exhibits, located in former Christian Science Church
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Building Type  Church
Research/Reading  Library
Era  1912

  MN
 
Owatonna
 
Village of Yesteryear
 
1448 Austin Road
 
Owatonna  MN  55060    
 
Phone  507 451-1420
 
Web Site  http://www.hickorytech.net/~schs/
 
Description  12 completed structures, obituary collection
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Historical Society
 
Building Type  Church
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Owner/Operator:  Steele County Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  11/06/2003

Minnesota
Spring Valley
Spring Valley Community Historical Society
221 West Courtland St
Spring Valley 55975
Phone 
507 346-7659
Web Site
Description 
local memorabilia in 1875 church and 1860 house
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Church
Collection N-Z  Photography

 

  Vasa

  Vasa Lutheran Church Museum

  Highway 19

  MAIL 6582 296th Street Cannon Falls 55009

  Vasa  MN   55066    

  Phone   612 258-4327

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.cannonfalls.org/heritage.html

  Description  center of early Swedish culture, site of state's first orphanage

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Church

  Group Identity   Swedish

  New or Updated:  10/27/2004

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