Our Museums. Our Mission.

The Mission of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association is to…

To promote Awareness of the historical significance
of the Les Cheneaux Islands Area & to Preserve its rich traditions & maritime heritage.

Explore the history of the
Les Cheneaux Islands

  • Two Museums highlighting the history of the people, traditions, and culture that make the
    Les Cheneaux area unique.
  • Learn more about the way early residents interacted with the woods and water – relationships we still honor today.
  • The Les Cheneaux Historical Association hosts largest Antique & Wooden Boat Show on the Great Lakes. Learn more.

Open June

There is so much history to see and experience when visiting the Les Cheneaux Islands Area and we don’t want you to miss a thing.


Admission to both the Les Cheneaux Maritime & Historical Museums is


Learn more about our guided tours, programs, and experiences for audiences of all ages and interests!

A maritime museum building with a red roof, gravel driveway, and green lawn, set against a clear blue sky, with maritime artifacts outside.


Home to the O.M. Reif Boathouse, the Mariner’s Library, artifacts from the shores of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and our fleet of important Les Cheneaux vessels.

A charming historical museum building with large arched windows and a wooden exterior, surrounded by green lawn, trees, and vibrant flowers.


Visit us to explore the everyday tools and traditions of the people of Les Cheneaux, including the chance to step back in time in our log cabin.