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Bessemer Area Historical Society

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Our Mission:
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to promote and preserve the history of the Bessemer area.
Historical materials shall include any items pertaining to the history and the heritage of this area, and said items will be shared and displayed in a museum setting.
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President-Dan Cvengros
Vice President-(open)
Treasurer-Richard Steiger
Secretary-Connie Pricco
Membership-Lou Kalan

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History of Bessemer as written in the 1888 Mining Directory
View Some Of Our Displays
Wakefield Mines
Slideshow By Dr. Pairolero

Bessemer Circa 1947
By Dr. PairoleroSlideshow

"Bessemer Then & Now"
By Dr.  Peter Pairolero

Slideshow Of "Old Bessemer"

Slideshow Of Bessemer Today


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for older information,
newsletters etc.
Slide Show
Mine photos

Slide Show
Logging photos
Photos & Info

Palms Mine

Tilden Mine

Ironton Mine

Sunday Lake Mine

Icing Logging trail

Colby Memorial
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Residents Of Bessemer

Bessemer Classified


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Special Photos Miners With Candles
A Familiar Place
Eureka Mine Photo
New Donation
. wooden washing machine that is hand operated by moving the handle back and forth..
Our Historic Bridges
Old Logging Photo
Visitor Counter
Visitor Counter
The Wood Needed to Make Iron
My Penokee Mine Experience
Articles By Ed Sandene
Logging Bessemer Area
The Empress Of Ireland
What we have available

Gogebic County Poor House
Yes, there really was a Poor House
Penokee Mine Memories
A Shining Moment

Railroads Come to Bessemer

We will be
happy to answer
questions or
receive feedback.
This is a replica of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner.

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and more information
A Day At The Mine
Logger carving
Miner Statue
Ethnic Commons Park in Bessemer
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and more information
The Shackers
Ironwood  Area
Historical Society
Web Page
  2017  OPEN  Hours
    Bessemer Area Historical Society Heritage Center

Memorial Day Weekend 1-4pm May 26, 27, 28, 29
Fridays & Saturdays 1-4pm June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25
July 4th Celebration   10-5pm Open Daily June 27 thru July 4
Fridays & Saturdays 1- 4pm     July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
                                         August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26,
Labor Day Weekend 1-4pm September 1,2, 3, 4
Pumpkinfest        10-5pm September 30