TAKE A TRIP INTO THE PAST
CITY OF MANISTEE CELEBRATES 150 YEARS
During the first week in March of 1869, Manistee was granted a charter by the State Legislature officially making Manistee a city. After the first charter election was held on March 15 of that year, a mayor was elected as were alderman for the city’s (then) four wards.
2019 marks the 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) of this event and to mark the celebration, the Manistee County Historical Museum, along with other area businesses and organizations, is hosting a variety of events throughout the year that will help in honoring the past 150 years.
Our plethora of permanent exhibits housed in the former Lyman Building are too many to be listed but include: a special drug exhibit kept in rememberane of the store's earlier history; Period rooms including a lumberman's business office, a life-size log cabin replica, an antique dental office, a Victorian dining room, parlor, bedroom and kitchen; a maritime exhibit including boat models, articles and photographs; an extensive collection of Victorian antiques and photographs.