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Welcome To Hamburg Historical Museum

hamburg_historical_museumPreserving and Presenting The History Of Hamburg

Opened in 2004, the goal of the Hamburg Historical Museum is to preserve and present the history of Hamburg, Michigan.

The Museum is located in one of Hamburg's major historic buildings. The building began in the mid-1850s as a Methodist Church, housed the Hamburg Township offices in the mid-1900's and was the home of the Hamburg Township Library for over 20 years.

Take a walk into Hamburg history at the Hamburg Township Historical Museum.

Enjoy our wonderful displays of vintage toys, dolls and children's books.

View printable Museum Brochure (.pdf

  • Raise The Roof Sign


    The two year roof account has collected approximately 20% of the needed total, so the task now seems much less daunting. Each of you can help us reach our goal in some way.

    Contributions for any pocketbook in our "Buy a Board Campaign." To honor your gift there will be a board for you to sign and it will be placed on display in the museum.  More

    scentsy fundraiser


    From June 1-­‐20, 2015, there will be a display of wonderfully scented products for your home in the gift shop of the museum. Some products on display will be available for immediate sale, others must be ordered, with ALL proceeds going to the museum! Safe and stylish, Scentsy Warmers melt specially formulated wax Scentsy Bars with the heat of a low-­‐watt light bulb or heating element, filling your space with fabulous fragrance. There are many different styles of warmers to choose, and many scents as well, depending on which room you care to place them in. Come on in and see for yourself! If you care to order, rather than buy one on display, it will be ordered and delivered quickly! Thank you, Mary Jane Radloff for offering this opportunity to us!


    You can donate to the Hamburg Museum each time you use your Kroger Plus Card! But first, you have to sign up through Kroger to do so! View Printable Details.

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    Events and Programs

    View June 2015 Newsletter

    • Come Help Plant a Pioneer Garden! All gardeners and garden lovers pay heed! The museum has an opportunity to plan and plant a Pioneer Garden. The garden could grow the same kinds of produce the early settlers planted: Squash, Potatoes, Pumpkins, etc. I will donate the land, the non-GMO heritage seeds, and compost, so the garden could be placed behind the picket fence next to the museum parking lot. -- Phyllis Lindblade
      • Cleaning:

    • Watch for news on Cleaning At The Museum
    • Date TBD: View the 1893 Columbia Exposition from the original glass plate pictures
    • Watch for news on a Huge "Christmas In September" Sale

    Gold Star Award A Big Thank You to...

    • Jet's Pizza in Hamburg for gift certificates.
    • To All the Sponsors of the All American Afternoon Tea held of April 25, 2015: Hamburg Coney, Whitmore Lake Burger King and The Hamburg Pub.
    • Surprise a friend, relative, co-worker, teacher or just say, "Thank you!" with a gift certificate toward One High Tea in the newly decorated Museum Tea Room! Each tea is unique, with a different theme each month! Certificates are available at the front desk. Thank you for your support!
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    Tea Room


    Looking for a unique place to have your party or event?  Our Tea Room is available for your special event.  We can serve a tea designed to fit your needs.  The Tea Room is also available for rent.  High Tea available by reservation. Darla Miller is the Tea Room Director.  Call 810-231-9816 for details. More

    We're looking for energetic volunteers to help with events in the Tea Room.  This is a good opportunity to serve your community, meet new people, be creative and have fun at the same time!  If you have a positive attitude, enjoy change and like learning new things, please call 810-986-0190.

    Themed Teas for 2015

    • Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. - "Dad and Me and Tea": Join the museum staff as we pay a special tribute to fathers! Special Music Presentation by Ms. Gail Boyd, pianist.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Time:11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: A Day of Spinning & Weaving: With the Shi-Spinners Fiber Arts Guild of Gaines, Michigan and Weaver Mary Robinson of Dexter, Michigan. Price: $8.00 which also includes a beverage and assorted snacks in the museum tea room. No reservation is required.

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    Museum Gift Shop

    Have you visited the gift shop in the museum lately? Not only do we have many wonderful items for your purchase but the gift shop has just undergone a complete color change. Thanks to George Weinhagen, Kevin Corr and Wayne Burkhardt for doing the painting and a special thanks to Jerry Hacke for donation of the paint and supplies to complete the job. You will be amazed at the change the new color brings to the gift shop. Do stop in and ooh and aah with us.

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    Alcove - Watercolor Paintings

    While awaiting the next display to be presented by the History Club, the alcove near the gift shop is being beautifully occupied by a display of art work from the Hamburg Senior Center Watercolor Class entitled TEA AND SUNDRIES. Many of the pictures there are for sale. Stop by and enjoy these lovely pieces.

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    Basement Treasures Resale Shop

    We've acquired a large selection of items donated to the basement treasures room. If you have not visited in a while you will want to stop by and browse. We have a large selection of brass items including bells, animals, candle holders, etc. Lots of baskets of all sizes and shapes and the spring and summer clothing is now on display. Remember all items are priced to sell because you name your own price! All proceeds of sales in Basement Treasures go to the museum. Items can be dropped off during Museum hours (Monday - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or we can arrange other times as well. Call 810.986.0190 for more information.