The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Complex contains four different museums.

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All of the KCHS Museums are closed for the 2013 season. We will post the 2014 schedule of activities in the spring.
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KCHS News - 2013

Posted July 18, 2013: The KCHS has released the complete schedule of events for the Grand Opening of the Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Station to be held on July19-20, 2013. Click here to get a complete description of all of the events. Here is a short summary:

Schedule of Events                                                                                                                              
Friday Evening, July 19, 2013, 7:00PM, Eagle Harbor Community Building
Gold Medal Heroes of the Shipwreck of the L. C. Waldo
A slide presentation by Maritime Historian Mark Rowe on the November 1913 shipwreck of the L.C. Waldo. This presentation includes an introduction of the descendants of the life-saving crews and the crew of the L.C. Waldo.

Saturday July 20, 2013
Grand Opening of Life Saving Museum at Eagle Harbor

10:00AM - 6:00 PM Life Saving Museum opens for guided tours      
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        Free coffee, ice tea, lemonade, and cookies at refreshments table,                   Hot dogs, chips, pop and bottled water for sale
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM     USCG Station Portage will provide dockside tours at the Eagle
                            Harbor Marina on their 47 Ft Motor Lifeboat
  Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony
1:45 PM       Mock firing of Lyle Gun signaling start of dedication
2:00 PM       Welcome and Introduction-emcee Peter Van Pelt
2:05 PM       Introduction of Maritime Committee - Mark Rowe, Chairman
2:10 PM       Introduction of Key Personnel in developing the Life-Saving Museum
2:30 PM       Presentation of National Register Plaque
2:35 PM       Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the L. C. Waldo Shipwreck
2:37 PM       Presentation of “Gold Medal” - Tim Glaza  and his son Toby
2:40 PM       Honoring the men who served at Eagle Harbor and Portage Stations
2:45 PM       Moment of Silence for Those Surfmen who died in Line of Duty
2:50 PM       Donation of Life-Saving Memorabilia - Mark Rowe 
2:55 PM       Unveiling of KCHS’s restored 26 Ft. Type H Pulling/Sailing Surfboat
3:00 PM       Mock Firing of Lyle Gun
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM          Fish Boil - Ned Huwatschek
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM          Social Hour          
3:00 PM --6:00PM           Museum Open for Public
4:00 PM                         Mock Firing of Lyle Gun
4:30 PM                         Music by Ron Lahti and His Band
5:00 PM                         Mock Firing of Lyle Gun

Click here to get a complete description of all of the events.

Posted July 3, 2013: Society sponsors the Grand Opening of the Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Museum.The KCHS is proud to sponsor the Grand Opening of the Eagle HarborLife-Saving Life-Saving Museum on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Museum at the end of marina Road in Eagle Harbor. The Museum tells the story of the various crews of the Eagle Harbor Life Saving Station who risked their lives saving others and lived by the motto of the U.S. Life Saving Service "You have to go out but you don't have to come back". The Grand Opening will feature free Guided Tours, Refreshments, Music, the Mock Firing of a Lyle Gun (used as part of rescue operations) , presentations by speakers, and the unveiling of our restored surfboat. A dedication service wil take place at 2:00 PM. There will be a Fishboil from 3:00 – 6:00 PM for a fee of $10.00. Click here for a printable flier about the event.July 6, 2013: Society sponsors 6th Annual Music Fest to support restoration of the school at Gay

Posted July 3, 2013: The 6th annual Music Fest will be held in Gay, MI Gay Schoolat the School on Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 4 - 8 P.M. The event, sponsored by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, is a benefit for the restoration and preservation of the "Historic" school at Gay which was in operation from 1927-1961. Future plans for the school include a classroom, local history museum and meeting room. Performers for the concert will include the Singin' Sheriff Ron Lahti and Joe Kezele, The Dodge Street Band-Classic Rock , The Wing Nuts, and Andrea daVinci Braun. A concession stand will be available as well as an auction with local items. Lawn seating is available. Please bring a chair or blanket for your convenience. Click here for a printable flier about the event.

Posted June 9, 2013: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: All of the KCHS museums are now open for the 2012 season. See the Sites and Museum Schedule page for details.