Les Cheneaux Historical Association
The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum is unique. It is comprised of two buildings, one a log cabin, donated by Nancy Avery Follansbee, depicting the early days of settlement in the area when lumbering was an important industry. Along with the lumbering, was the wonderful fishing, creating the early tourist industry for the many thriving hotels in the area. Of course the women also kept very busy with quilting, weaving, and other activities.
Attached to the old historical, log cabin is a very modern building. This building, designed by the late Aarre Lahti, a former professor of architectural design at the University of Michigan, depicts changes in the life of the community over the years.
The "marriage" of these two buildings shows the transition from the early lumbering days of the area, to today's interest in recreational boating, fishing, bird watching, and nature walks, along with many winter activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and other recreational activities.