Museum Guide Books

Printable Activity Sheets

Teacher Resources

To schedule your school or group tour, please contact Amanda Kucharek at 989-356-2202.

Community Links

Alpena Visitors Center -  or call 989-340-2288

Pure Michigan – Alpena

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center or call 989-356-8805.


US 23 Heritage Route – plan your adventure at      

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