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Michigan
Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Address
Phone
Web Site 
www.greatlakeslore.org/
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

 

 

  MI

  Acme

  Music House

  7377 US 31 North

  PO Box 297

  Acme                         MI            49610    

  Phone   231 938-9300

  Web Site  http://www.musichouse.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@MusicHouse.org

  Description  anything that mechanically produces music - nickelodeons, radios. Juke boxes, player  pianos, organs

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Music

  Collection G-M  Musical Instruments

  New or Updated:              1/8/2006

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  Michigan

  Ann Arbor

  Gerald R Ford Presidential Library

  1000 Beal Avenue

  Ann Arbor  MI   48109    

  Phone 734 205-0555

  Web Site www.ford.utexas.edu/

  E-mail  ford.library@nara.gov

  Alt Web http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/index.html

  Description  museum is in Grand Rapids

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  President

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  7/16/2007

Michigan
Ann Arbor
Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments
U MI School of Music
Vera Milla Gallery
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Phone
734 763-4389
Web Site http://www.music.umich.edu/resources/stearns/
Alt Web http://www.hvcn.org/info/libscmi.html
Description more than 2000 instruments, collection begun in 1899
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection G-M Musical Instruments
New or Updated: 06/11/2003

 

  Michigan
Auburn Hill
Walter P Chrysler Museum
1 Chrysler Drive
mail: DaimlerChrysler CIMS 498-00-00
Auburn Hill MI  48326
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/museum/
E-mail  mailto:ld89@daimlerchrysler.com
Description  75 vehicles, chronicles automotive founders such as Chrysler & the Dodge brothers, leaders such as Iacocca, vehicles, trucks, corporate archives
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Research /Reading  Archives
Owner/Operator:  DaimlerChrysler

 

  Beaver Island

  Toy Museum & Toy Store

  Beaver Island  MI

  Phone  231 448-2480

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://www.beaverisland.net/People/Toy_Museum/

  Description  collectible toys, modern toys

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Merchant

  Collection N-Z   Toys

  New or Updated:  7/15/2007

Michigan
Belleville
Yankee Air Force Museum
2041 A Street
Belleville MI  48111
Phone 
734 483-4030
Web Site  www.yankeeairmuseum.org
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

  MI
 
Dearborn
 
Automotive Hall of Fame
 
21400 Oakwood Blvd
 
Dearborn  MI  48121    
 
Phone  313 240-4000
 
Web Site  http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/about/purpose.html
 
Description  honors industry pioneers, movers & shakers, usually has vehicles on loan
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Collection N-Z  Vehicles
 
New or Updated:  11/16/2003

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  Michigan
Detroit
Detroit Hydroplane Museum
2121 Franklin St
Detroit MI  48207
Phone 
313 393-3366
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Collection G-M Hydroplane

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
100 Strand Dr
Detroit MI  48207
Phone 
313 852-4051
Web Site  www.detroithistorical.org/index.html
Description  on Belle Isle, history of Great Lakes and Detroit River maritime
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

  MI
 
Detroit
 
Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum
 
18031 West McNichols
 
Detroit  MI  48219    
 
Phone  313 592-0017
 
Web Site  http://www.gmhf.org/
 
Description  dedicated to music which came from Spirituals, blues & tabernacle songs                         in early 1900s
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Entertainment
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Industry /Profession  Music
 
New or Updated:  09/26/2003

  MI
 
Detroit
 
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
 
Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center
 
Detroit  MI  48226    
 
Phone  248 848-0252
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  almost 200 Michigan athletes
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Sports
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
New or Updated:  11/04/2003

 
 

 MI

  Douglas

  Keewatin Maritime Museum

  Blue Star Highway & Union Street

  PO Box 638

  Douglas  MI   49406    

  Phone   616 857-2464

  Alt Phone   517 589-8635

  Web Site  http://www.keewatinmaritimemuseum.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@keewatinmaritimemuseum.com

  Alt Web  http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/ships/lists/name_2j.htm

  Description  several boats & land exhibits focusing on 1907 350 foot excursion steamboat

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  New or Updated:  7/29/2004

 
  Michigan
Empire
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station/Maritime Museum
MAIL 9922 Front Street
Empire MI 49530
Phone
231 326-5134

  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/slbe/

  Description  part of national lakeshore which also includes lighthouse & historic rural farm district

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Industry /Profession Lifesaving

  New or Updated: 7/30/2004

The Cannery Historic Boat Collection
Glen Haven, M-109/M-209
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Empire MI  49630
Phone 
231 326-5134
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/slbe/
E-mail  mailto:SLBE_Interpretation@nps.gov
Alt Web  http://www.leelanau.com/dunes/
Description  boat collection with vessels, motors, equipment
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

 
  Michigan
Escanaba
Sand Point Lighthouse Museum
Sand Point, Ludington Park
PO Box 484
Escanaba MI  49829
Phone 
906 786-3763
Web Site
Description 
restored to 19th century appearance, including Keeper's cottage
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Era  1867
Owner/Operator:  Delta County Historical Society
    Michigan

  Farmington Hills

  Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

  31005 Orchard Lake

  Farmington Hills   MI  48334    

  Phone  248 626-5020

  Web Site www.marvin3m.com

  Description  pinball machines, sideshow attractions, neon

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  New or Updated:      6/6/2007

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
32985 Hamilton Court
Farmington Hills MI   48334
Phone 
248 848-0252
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame

    Michigan

  Gaylord

  Bottle Cap Museum

  4977 Sparr Rd

  Gaylord  MI  49735    

  Phone  989 732-1931

  Web Site http://www.hhpweb.com/customcontent.asp?ID=560

  Alt Web http://www.michigan.org/travel/detail.asp?m=2;12&p=B878

  Description  Coca Cola memorabilia

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  New or Updated:   8/27/2007

  MI
 
Glen Haven
 
Cannery Historic Boat Collection
 
M-109/M-209
 
Glen Haven  MI
 
Phone   231 326-5134
 
Web Site  http://www.mytraversecity.com/listing.cfm?listingID=90
 
Alt Web  http://www.mytraversecity.com/summer/article.cfm?articleID=228
 
Description  collection from dugout canoe, other boats, safety equipment
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
New or Updated:  4/1/2004

  MI

  Grand Rapids

  Gerald R Ford Museum

  303 Pearl Street NW

  Grand Rapids  MI  49504    

  Phone  616 254-0400

  Web Site http://www.ford.utexas.edu/

  Alt Web http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/

  Description  museum devoted to Ford's presidency and more with special exhibits

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  President

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Owner/Operator:  National Archives & Records Administration

  New or Updated:  9/3/2007

 

  MI

  Hanover

  Conklin Antique Organ Collection

  101 Fairview Street

  PO Box 256

  Hanover  MI  49241    

  Phone  517 563-8927

  Web Site http://www.conklinreedorganmuseum.org/lcro.htm

  Description  130 antique organs, local memorabilia

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Schoolhouse

  Industry /Profession Music

  Collection N-Z  Organs

  Owner/Operator:  Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society

  New or Updated:  9/20/2007

Michigan
Hesston

Hesston Steam Museum
Hesston MI
Address
Phone
Web Site 
www.michigancity.com/Hesston/Hesston.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial

  MI
 
Hickory Corners
 
Gilmore Car - CCCA   Museum
 
6865 Hickory Road
 
Hickory Corners     MI      49060    
 
Phone         269 671-5089
 
Web Site   http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/index.cfm
 
E-mail       mailto:info@gilmorecarmuseum.org
 
Description      buildings feature Classic Car Club , Pierce-Arrow, 175 vehicles
 
Type of Resource       Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus    Automotive
 
Owner/Operator:     National Bank of Alaska
 
New or Updated:                 11/23/2003

Michigan
Ishpeming
US National Ski Hall of Fame & Museum
610 Palms Avenue
PO Box 191
Ishpeming MI  49849
Phone 
906 485-6323
Web Site http://www.skihall.com/
Description  Museum of the US Ski and Snowboard Association
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Collection N-Z  Photography
Research /Reading  Library
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