Bergland Museum & Heritage Center

     The Bergland Heritage & Culture Center                

 

The Western Upper Peninsula has a rich and fascinating history. Cultural, scenic and historical sites are scattered throughout the area. Beautiful scenery, natural resources, historical landmarks and the Great Lakes water system make the Western Upper Peninsula a premier vacation destination.

Already listed as a part of the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail Network, the Bergland Ranger Station has the potential to become a tourist destination. This vintage administrative site was constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) for the Ottawa National Forest. It was one of the first administrative offices built for the Forest. This historical property is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the only remaining administrative offices of its type within the Eastern Region of the National Forest System.

The Ottawa National Forest is committed to preserving and interpreting the unique history and culture of the Bergland area. The Bergland Ranger Station is the ideal setting for an interpretive heritage center that would showcase the local areafs history and culture by providing education opportunities through workshops, programs, events and interpretation.

The Forrest Service Museum is located in the Historic Bergland Ranger Station. The center is open part-time during the summer season, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:00am to 4:00pm EST. Each year we try to host one community event, offering a glimpse into local area history, flora and fauna, recreation opportunities and local artisans. Area information, a walking trail, native plant garden, and picnic tables are available. We are also part of the Western UP Heritage Trail Network system. This is a must stop if and when you are in Bergland. The Western Upper Peninsula has a rich and fascinating history. Cultural, scenic and historical sites are scattered throughout the area. Beautiful scenery, natural resources, historical landmarks and the Great Lakes water system make the Western Upper Peninsula a premier vacation destination.

  

Monthly Meeting Dates

Wednesday, Sep 6 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Oct 4 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov 1 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec 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)