Inspire your guests:  Rent the Besser Museum

Explore. Discover. Create.      CELEBRATE! 


Set up special party stations throughout the museum's main floor:  including both art galleries, the Avenue of Shops, the Native American gallery, and the planetarium!  (Planetarium shows are an additional charge)


The museum has minimal table, chairs, and lines; we highly recommend that you contact a catering service to rent the items needed to accommodate your event.  There are many catering options available in Alpena, of which you can use any. We work often with JJ's Catering and highly recommend it.



Rental Options:


  • Historic wedding in the original Spratt Church

  • Christmas, retirement, or other celebrative parties on the museum's main floor

  • Special planetarium presentation


Print the Rental Agreement


The Besser Museum's Rental Agreement is currently under development.  Please call the front desk for information.  989-356-2202.

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.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707