The Emmet County Historical Commission is appointed by and advises the Board of Commissioners in matters relating to history and works to develop historical programs, activities, projects, and services related to our county’s historic properties, oral history, land and marine archaeology, as well as educational and civic interests. The work of the Historical Commission is never intended to conflict with the work of any historic commission created by a city, village, or township in Emmet County.



Name Contact
Tana J. Baldwin 231-347-2966
Joel D. Wurster 231-347-4988
Denise Evans 231-622-1762
Ryan Bauman – Staff Advisor 231-330-1055
Becky Goodman  
Renee McDuffee 313-348-0530
Matt Koontz – Commissioner 231-830-6804

Established by: BOC Ordinance #08-04 and #11-01
Appointed by: Emmet County Board of Commissioners
Length of Term: 3 years, staggered
Purpose: To create a Historical Commission to preserve, protect, and promote historical interests within Emmet County. This is a 9 member Commission. Commission members may be persons who demonstrate an interest in history of the county. Areas of interest/expertise that will be of value to the Commission may be considered. Up to 3 members may be residents outside of the county.



Two media pieces will take participants on both a road trip and a cellphone tour of Emmet County’s historical sites.

The Emmet County Historical Tour Map features 37 stops, from Petoskey to Cross Village, Mackinaw City to Alanson, and points in between. The OnCell stops can be found at McGulpin Point Lighthouse, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Cecil Bay, Pellston Regional Airport, Mackinaw’s Heritage Village, and throughout the historic downtown area of Mackinaw City.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1700 | Contact Us