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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

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    Phase I of the renovation is completing.   Phase two will be the creatoin of the new and even more dramatic space for the main gallery displays.

    At this time, we find our renovation funds draining rapidly and would greatly appreciate any monetary assistance you could offer. Thank you so much for your interest and participation in the museum.

    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



    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 December 2015 Newsletter


    President Wayne Burkhart has issued a challenge - he is looking for the person who can tell me what life lesson lies hidden in the poem "I Want To Fly."

    • The Rules: The complete answer must be describedf in one well constructed sentence. The winner will be rewarded for their brevity and clarity. The entry which most closely mimics the author's answer will be judged the winner.
    • The Challenge Period: From now through the end of June 2016.
    • The Price: One grand prize (unspecified at this time). Also gifts for 2nd and 3rd places.
    • Send answers to: At this time answers may be sent by email to or by standard mail to: Wayne Burkhardt, 3001 Crystal Drive, Pinckney, Michigan 48169.


    When the Hamburg Historal Museum reopens this summer, a new club will be initiated. The purpose of the RACADAY (Random Acts Of Kindness A Day) Club is to encourage people to offer acts of kindness and reap the benefits of that activitiy. Wayne Burkhardt has been handing out the poem mentioned above (hundreds so far) and it is incredible the feeling one gets when a smile appears after it is explained why the gift is offered. Anything you do to help someone else in any way is rewarded with happiness - it doesn't get any better.


  • Watch for news on Cleaning At The Museum
  • Date TBD: View the 1893 Columbia Exposition from the original glass plate pictures

    Tea Room

    Upcoming Events

    • MUSEUM CLOSING DATES: Currently closed for roof repair. Please note that the Tea Room, Gift Shop, Archive Room, Military Room and History Club Alcove are accessible. December 25, 2015 - January 1, 2016 - Christmas and New Year holidays.
    • December 25, 2015 - January 1, 2016 - Christmas/New Years Holiday: Museum Closed.

    More Tea Room News...

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    Basement Treasures Resale Shop

    Where can you find spring & summer (soon fall & winter) clothing; stuffed animals; jewelry; items for your office; picture frames; pictures, books (both paperback & hard back – adult & children); 1950s & 60s Life Magazines; glasses; dishes; silverware; clocks; candles & candle holders; lamps; baskets of all sizes & shapes; all holidays decorations and much, much more? All of these items are in our Basement Treasures rooms at the museum. Do stop by and browse– you are sure to find something you cannot live without. And remember there are no prices on these items – 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.