Bergland Museum & Heritage Center

 Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society Museum    


 Located on M28, 1/4 mile west of Junction M64 & M28

Opening Wednesday May 31st, 2017

Tours available on request


Museum Hours

May 31,2017  thru Sept. 1, 2017


Noon to 4:00pm (est)

 Tours available call:



    Free Admission

Check out our Book exchange available to public

We have a variety of books and magazines.

Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society

Museum & Heritage Center

PO Box 403

Bergland, Mi. 49910





     Bergland/Matchwood Museum         Cultural Heritage Center


       The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society has been in existence for 30 years. We met faithfully every month and enjoyed pot luck at the Senior Center. On August 1st 2009, we finally obtained a building for our Museum. We partnered with the Bergland Heritage and Cultural center and the Ottawa National Forest.

   The Historical Society and the Heritage and Cultural Society have been merged under the heading as the Historical Society, and are located at the closed Bergland Ranger Station. The Historical Society Museum is located in the old Ranger house and small garage. The Forest office is now the Forrest Service Museum with a large display of earlier days gone by,including a life size stuffed Smokey the Bear.

   Our mission is to preserve, document, and display every artifact of these two Townships we can. The items we have on display at the Museum are either donated or on loan to us. When family or old photos are brought in, people have the option of either donating or loaning the pictures. Or,letting us copy the original photo they bring in. We make excellent copies. We can also put your family photo album on a CD or DVD. This is a great way to prevent a family war after the head of the family passes. Just pass out copies of the photo albums. 

     Our gift shop is growing every day. The local author book list is growing, as is the local craft and art portion. T-shirts, hats and coffee mugs, scented candles, an Oh, did I mention, the coffee is always hot?

  Our regular meetings are at 4:30 on the 1st Wednesday of the month, at the Lake Gogebic Senior Center. All are welcome. 


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August Meeting Speaker


 Thanks Jerry for sharing  memories of your family history. 

Monthly Meeting Dates

Wednesday, Mar 7 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Apr 4 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 6 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Monthly Meeting

 Meetings are April thru December 

at the Lake Gogebic Senior Center

 First Wednesday of the month 4:30pm (est).

We welcome all ..

Want to be a member?

Annual Membership ( Jan 1st to Dec.31.)

Student: $1.00

Adult: $10.00

Lifetime membership: $150.00

Free membership : for 85 and older


Book Exchange

We now have a Book Exchange available to the public.

 Come during our regular museum hours and browse thru our collection or call the numbers listed.

Local Authors Books For Sale

For shipping  please call the listed phone numbers on home page or email us.

Brad Livingston

  1. Ezrah- The Legend of Silvertip    $12.50
  2. Fairmont Farms                          $12.50

M.Hans Feld

  1. My Compass Points North            $12.50
  2. A Return To The North                $12.50

George Nilsen

  1. A Syttende Mai Son                    $15.00
  2. A Distant Altar                           $15.00
  3. A Cup A' Kindness                       $15.00
  4. The Serpent Stick                      $15.00

Michael Genrich

  1. Tottem                                      $12.95
  2. Interior(a Novel)                        $12.95
  3. Megis                                        $12.95

Larry Chabot

  1. Saving Our Sons                         $19.95
  2. The U.P. Goes to War                $19.95

Joseph R. Papineau

  1. The Norwich Mine                    $15.00
  2. Old Victoria                             $18.00

Kathleen Livingston

  1. Rightful Places                        $10.50

Robert Beck

  1. Boy of the Brush(cookbook)       $19.95

Donald Williams

  1. Lumbering Towns                       $10.95

      (on the Choate Branch of CNWR)