As the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, we invite you to check out what's happening in our area. There are many historical museums and markers to see, along with informational, self-guided tours.  Our area is rich with musical culture, and in the summer there are many opportunities to check out live music all week long. These concerts take place in beautiful settings like 1st Street Beach in Manistee, the Asiala Log Cabin in Kaleva, the Jaycees Bandshell on the river in Manistee and in the serenely wooded Dickson Township Park. Check out everything we have to offer!

Due to COVID-19 State of Michigan Stay At Home Order - these events and hours are subject to change until further notice.


2020 Museum Hours:

Arcadia Historical Museum

3340 Lake Street

Arcadia MI

231-889-3389 - or - 231-864-3185


Opens June 20th

Thursday through Saturdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bear Lake Museum

7750 Main Street

Bear Lake MI, 49614


1:00pm - 4:00pm
Through October
Located on the corner of Main and Virginia Streets.

Benzie Area Museum 

and The Drake House

6941 Traverse Ave

Benzonia MI, 



Museum Hours:
Tuesday , Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 11:00am - 5:00pm
Drake House Summer Hours:
Saturday - Sunday; 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Bottle House Museum

14551 Wuoski Street

Kaleva MI


12:00p - 4:00pm

Memorial Day Weekend - October

Saturdays Only

Labor Day through October: 


Brethren Heritage Museum Complex

17955 Coates Highway

Brethren MI , 49619


Opens July 29th
Saturdays – 1:00p - 4:00pm
Exhibits are available in three buildings: The original museum building, formerly the store at Christy’s Landing east of Brethren, The Tool Shed featuring lumbering equipment and early Brethren memorabilia and The Cabin, representing a typical home in the early 1900’s. The Brethren Heritage Association is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Located at the corner of Cart and Amick Streets.

Kaleva Depot

Walta Street

Kaleva MI 


Memorial Day to Labor Day


12:00p - 4:00pm

Manistee County Museum

425 River Street

Manistee MI 



10:00am - 5:00pm 

January - March: Thursday through Saturday

April - May: Tuesday through Saturday

June - August: Monday through Saturday 

September - December: Tuesday through Saturday

Manistee County Museum -

Water Works

540 River Street

Manistee MI 



1:00pm - 4:00pm 

July & August: 

Thursday through Saturday

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

9991 Marilla Road 

Copemish MI, 49625


Open Saturdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mesick Museum

117 Mesick Avenue

Mesick MI



10:00am - 4:00pm 

Old Kirke Museum

304 Walnut Street

Manistee MI


July through October 
First Two Saturdays
11:00am - 2:00pm 
Open by appointment by calling John Hansen @ 231.723.2744

July - October Exhibit: LEg GOdt, Play Well 
December Exhibit: Tiny Towns and Trains

No upcoming events at the moment

If you would like your event here, please contact us or join as a member today.

The majority of these events are not owned or hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance. The ACA supports these activities and is happy to promote events of our members. If you would like your event here, please contact us or join as a member today.