The Essence of Emmet historical magazine, Part 4, is now available to the public! This is the fourth and final issue of an historical magazine series published by the Essence of Emmet collaborative, a group of organizations and individuals interested in working together to promote and preserve the… Read More
Emmet County Historical Essay Contest for elementary students announced
The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children.
First-place earns… Read More
The caretakers of Emmet County’s history were celebrated Sept. 28, 2016 during the third annual Essence of Emmet history awards ceremony in Petoskey.
In total, eight individuals were recognized for their contributions to protecting, preserving and sharing the county’s history by the Essence… Read More
The Essence of Emmet historical collaborative will host its second program of the year on a topic of local intrigue: the intentional bombing of Waugoshance Point lighthouse during World War II.
The program will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Building at the Fairgrounds,… Read More
Do you know a local historian deserving of recognition? Deadline for nominations is Sept. 1, 2016
Throughout Northwest Michigan, individuals, volunteers and organizations are protecting and preserving this region’s rich history in ways not often recognized by the public. But without these… Read More
The winners of the 2016 annual Historical Essay Contest, presented by the Emmet County Historical Commission, have been announced. Both winners are Petoskey Elementary School fourth-graders in the “PALS” enrichment program, under teacher Kathy Slack at Sheridan Elementary School.
First… Read More
The Mighty Mac: An Icon in Michigan’ next Essence of Emmet program on April 27, 2016 Free public event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m.at the Fairgrounds in Petoskey
The story of one of Michigan’s most recognized and beloved landmarks, the Mackinac Bridge, will be the topic of the Essence of Emmet… Read More
Emmet County Historical Essay Contest for elementary students: The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. First-place earns $100,… Read More
2016 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation announced; second year in a row that historical preservation in Emmet County recognized at state level
An archaeological project believed to be the longest ongoing effort of its kind in the nation has earned state recognition.
Gov. Rick Snyder… Read More
Richard Moehl, one of Emmet County’s most supportive and tireless volunteers and advocates, passed away on Dec. 28, 2015, at his downstate home in Pinckney. For decades, Moehl had been instrumental in encouraging, supporting and working on historic preservation efforts around Emmet County… Read More
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