CCHPS groups its services and initiatives into three programs:

1.  Local History — research projects into topics of local historic interest, such as our Undine project, Lennie’s Monument, and the “genealogy of a the house” at 103 Park Avenue in Charlevoix.

2.  Preservation — particularly of public (township) records at risk of being lost to deterioration, but also building preservation (the 1910 Water Works Building in Boyne City), and preservation of oral histories through our Voices from the Past project.

3.  Public Education — our popular History Speaker Series and other public events, and various publications.

Some of our projects (note that PowerPoint presentations take a few minutes to load):

Records Preservation

Boyne City Waterworks “1910” Building Restoration

Lennie’s Monument

Voices from the Past


Park Avenue Prowl


The contribution only you can make …

You have talents and gifts, interests and passions.  Do you have a few hours to devote to preserving the history and culture of one of the most beautiful places on earth?  Learn something, have some fun with friends, and help preserve the past for the future.  Call 231-580-8214.


Do you have 30 minutes free?  Sitting at home or at work on your lunch hour?  Feel like pitching in?  We have micro-volunteering opportunities for you:

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