is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
1923 Flood Virtual Exhibit
Capital Campaign - New History Exhibit
Museum Gift Shop
The Besser Museum is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, membership corporation stewarded by its own Board of Trustees.
The museum receives no continuing financial support from federal, state, or local government entities or millage.
Operational support is generated through admission fees, membership dues, awarded grants and donations.
Besser Museum is an accrediated museum by the American Alliance of Museums.
Our vision is a community that can explore the dynamic story of Northeast Michigan's interconnected natural resources and cultural heritage
through the ability to navigate the past, illuminate the present, and imagine the future.
Alpena Flyer Activity
Avenue of Shops Activity
Foucault Pendulum Activity
Historic Village Activity
Lumber Industry Activity
Michigan Wildlife Activity
Native American Gallery Activity