Besser Museum Gift Store

Shop Monday - Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm 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

With many types of 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.

Historical Books
Historical books from many local authors.
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.
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!
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.
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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. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707

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