About The Museum - Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy


The Mayville Area Museum of History and Genealogy was originally founded in 1972 by a group of area residents interested in preserving and archiving their unique local history and culture for people of all ages to enjoy. Currently the Society has over 100 members. The Museum is located in the former depot of the Flint-Pierre Marquette Railroad. Saved from destruction in 1986, it was moved to its current location (just Ĺ mile outside of town). The Depot was designated a Michigan Historical Site on June 10, 1987. Renovated and restored it is now home to the Society's vast collections and artifacts ranging from an authentic mastodon jaw bone, War memorabilia (World War I &II Korean and the Spanish American War), artwork, vintage furniture, small hand operated farm equipment, photographs and a wealth of genealogical information.

Currently on the site is an authentic log cabin, a one room school house (completely furnished), a caboose, railroad pump car ,Founderís Building (a pole barn) to house the many collectables and our most recent acquisition the former Mayville Medical Clinic which serves as our offices and meeting area. All is accessible to the public to view.