September 16, 2015

About eleven o’clock Wednesday forenoon last, news was received here that Sheriff Lynch had died at Detroit from the effects of the wound inflicted by the desperado Morgan, at time of his capture, June 28th, 1887.  The dispatch caused genuine regret, and flags in vario...

September 1, 2015

It's not everyday your hometown makes national history!  Back in 1887, this was no exception. Sheriff Charles L. Lynch of Alpena, MI heard the news that Blinky Morgan and his posse were stowed away in a local townhouse.  Lynch and City Marshal Westrope kept a sharp wat...

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Capture of the Infamous Blinky Morgan Gang in Alpena, Michigan

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Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



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Alpena, MI 49707