Besser Museum Gift Store

Shop Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm or Sundays, 12pm to 4pm.

491 Johnson Street, Alpena  ~  989-356-2202

491 Johnson Street, Alpena  ~  989-356-2202

"Alpena Once More"

"A Year in Alpena"

The Sequel to "A Year in Alpena" 

The Original

Both by Alpena Artist, Judith Dawley

Watercolor memories of their hometown.  Sometimes we have to leave home, sometimes we want to leave home, and sometimes we're lucky enough to stay home.  But one thing never changes, home will always hold a big piece of our hearts.  



$5 discount when purchased at the museum.

Check out our gift store

From mini-Besser blocks to books about Alpena's rich history, there is something for everyone!

For the History Lover

Rock polishing kits, Webkinz, Astronaut Ice Cream, maps of the night sky, and so much more!

For the Science Lover

For the Art Lover

Our art department features many different sized prints of A Year in Alpena, copper jewelry, kids jewelry, and art supplies.

Mini Besser Blocks
Besser Co. has impacted so many lives in the area. Support your heritage or give a great gift to a loved one who used to work at Besser.
Night Sky Map
The same map sold at the Space Observatory, this map is a great addition to any star-gazer's collection. Only $4.95.
A Year in Alpena Artwork
Watercolor memories of Michigan's Sunrise Side. These are all high-quality prints of Judy Dawley's A Year in Alpena artwork.
Astronaut Icecream
Originally developed for the early Apollo Space missions, food is frozen to -40 degrees and then vacuum dried and placed in a special foil.
Puzzles, galore!
Who doesn't love a great puzzle? We have puzzles ranging from science to art and for all different skill levels.
Michigan Rock Pickers Guide
Michigan is home to some of the world's most unique rocks and stones. Learn how to identify the rocks you find!
Items from Local Creators
We have wide variety of local creations, from bird houses to wood carvings, to handmade jewelry.
Michigan Mugs
A nice collection of Michigan-themed mugs.
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Books about Alpena's History

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. - 5 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707

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Michigan Mugs

A nice collection of Michigan-themed mugs.