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The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the stories of Michigan citizens who served and sacrificed, here and abroad, from WWI to the present.
The 11,000-square-foot, Eastpointe-based museum showcases Michigan-related military products and units and features exhibits on veterans, equipment, weapons, uniforms, and other military artifacts.
The society also hosts special events, programs for children, and reenactments.
Location: 16600 Stephens Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021
Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.
Cost: $5/individual, $7 family, $3 senior/military/student, children under 16 free
Details: Free on-site parking. Wheelchair accessible. Tour guide available; call ahead for groups of 10 or more.
More information: Call (586) 872-2581or visit www.mimths.org.
The Fort Custer Historical Society PH 269-731-6555 This is a military base so you have to call to get approval to enter at least 48 hours in advance!
The Fort Custer Historical Society is responsible for establishing and managing the museum in an old WWII barracks, Building no. 2631, at Fort Custer. The building was moved to its present site where it was restored to its near original condition. Since that time, a dedicated group of individuals headed by Michigan National Guard Colonel (Retired) James Spackman has stepped forward to continue the efforts and prepare the facility for its grand opening in 2012.The museum will highlight the units that have been part of the Fort Custer history since the post was established in 1917 as Camp Custer. Some of these include the 85th Division in World War I, the 5th “Red Diamond” Infantry Division in World War II, the 339th “Polar Bear” Regiment, which served in northern Russia at the end of the First World War, and the World War I 14thDivision, (Regular Army). This unit was popularly known as the "Wolverine Division”. It was organized and demobilized at Camp Custer at the end of the war and was never sent into battle.
It will also place emphasis on the follow-on years of the training facility i.e., the Civilian Military Training Camps of the 1920s, Civilian Conservation Corps era (1933-1942), World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and present day. In particular, it will address the history of the Michigan Army National Guard from 1805 to present. Included will be Michigan in the Civil War, the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division in the First World War, Michigan Units in the Pacific and European Theaters during World War II, and today’s Citizen Soldier. It will also cover the Custer years, the Spanish American War, and the formation of the Michigan State Troops Permanent Force, (also known as the Michigan State Constabulary).
It will pay tribute to the lives of individual soldiers who served at the post, the German Prisoners of War, the establishment of the Fort Custer National Cemetery, and Harmonia, the land area purchased by the government for the construction of Camp Custer.
PH (586) 239-6768 or email [email protected]museum.org This is a military base so you have to call to get approval to enter at least 48 hours in advance!
This is a museum displaying military aircraft and associated historical items on the grounds of Selfridge Air National Guard base, an active military facility. All of the items on display are related to the history of this specific base. The museum consists of two parts: an indoor display of historic photos and items, e.g. military uniforms from various periods and an outdoor air museum of vintage aircaft.
This is the centennial of Selfridge Air Base August 2017
The mission of the Bay County Historical Society is to preserve the history of Bay County and to develop facilities and programs dedicated to the enhancement, enrichment and enjoyment of our community.
The Bay County Historical Society
The Historical Museum of Bay County
321 Washington Avenue ▪ Bay City, MI 48708
MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE EVERYDAY
To inspire passionate curiosity and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
We exist to be a living monument of artifacts, ideas and stories told through exhibitions, events and educational programming designed to inspire, motivate and celebrate our human bond. We enrich the life of our community through experiences of the wider world in a uniquely Grand Rapids context.
They do have a wooden wing from a Hadley-Page Bomber that was manufactured by the Grand Rapids Aircraft Company and also an I.D. card of a female worker.