Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

While the City of Manistee has so much to offer in terms of history, there are likewise many places throughout the county that offer an abundant helping of the past as well.

One of my favorite places in the entire county is the Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place, located at 9991 Marilla Rd., Copemish in the former Marilla Schoolhouse where visitors will find the musum at the corner of Marilla and Bigge Roads.

There is so much to see and explore at the Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place including a trapper’s log cabin; log house from Yates; a barn with farm machinery; 1800’s kitchen; living room; bedroom; and school room; 100 year old hand woven quilt; original post office boxes from the Marilla Post Office formerly housed in the Brimmer Store; theater curtain painted by a Marilla school teacher; WWI and WWII artifacts and records; 1800’s township seal and a diorama/model of the Marilla area as it was in the 1920’s. The list goes on and on. If you look history or are curious about how our forefathers lived, by all means…check out the Marilla Museum!


Call for tour information. The Museum is open the last Saturday of May through October from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For additional information/tours contact Jan Thomas, at 231-362-3430.


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