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New this year

Tourism Exhibit


Topics include Hunting, Otsego Lake resorts, tenting, Pigeon River County State Forest (Elk & Witness Tree), Golf Mecca, Snowmobiling, Blue Ribbon Trout Streams, Call of the Wild, Ski Resorts when Gaylord was known as the Ski Capital of the Midwest, souvenir memorabilia, and a tribute to 50+ years of Alpenfest

New this year

Business & Industry Exhibit

A sample of our county's businesses include Glen's Family Markets, H& Tube, Vanderbilt Chair Factory, Dayton Last Block Works, Georgia-Pacific, Gaylord Motor Company, Albie's, Pinnacle Bottling, Standard Products, Gaylord State Bank, and the Oil & Natural Gas Industry

New this year

Johannesburg Then & Now

Johannesburg was established in 1902 when the Johannesburg Manufacturing Company was established by Ernest Salling, Nels Michelson, and Rasmus Hanson.  The town was named for Rasmus Hanson's sister, Johannah (Hanson) Bay.

The exhibit focus is on 3 phases of the property: 
1. Johannesburg Manufacturing Company
2.  Echo Valley Resort
3.  Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve


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Otsego County
Historical Society

320 W. Main St.
Gaylord, Michigan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1223
Gaylord, MI  49734

(989) 732-4568



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