Logo of the Indians and French in a Canoe
Visit the Museum at the New Location at 531 Ashmun Street!
Centuries ago, French fur traders and Native Americans met on the banks of the St. Mary’s River, where they are united still today at the River of History Museum. Located on Ashmun Street, the beautiful River of History Museum illustrates the complete history of this culturally-important river and its people – from the days of glaciers through the 20th century.
Audio presentations tell stories that will intrigue adults, bewitch children, and provide both entertainment and education to all generations. Listen as the region’s notable people, like John Johnston, recall the hardships of life at the river’s edge. Eleven separate galleries display artifacts whose stories reach beyond the banks of the river to include the entire region and its history. Special exhibits on loan from national and regional museums are also featured regularly. For those wishing for a special souvenir, the museum shop features educational gifts and books.
A nominal admission fee is charged for entrance into the museum. Special accommodations can be made for groups upon request. For more information, visit them on the web or call toll free (888) 744-7867. The museum is located at 531 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Museum hours are Monday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm mid-May through mid-October.
The River of History ‘s Journey has 11 different Gallery’s
1) The Land and the River 2) The First People 3) The French Influence 4) Fur Trade 5) The First British Settler 6) United States Takes Control 7) Victorian Parlor 8) A Michigan Boomtown 9) Water Power Realized 10) The 20th Century 11) The Sault’s Governor
There are New and exciting displays that are added each year. Exhibits are on loan from national and regional museums that are featured in the exhibition galleries.