Lakeview Historical Timeline



Albert French Builds the first Log house on the Bank of Tamarack Lake Albert French Cabin



Wm. Reiter moved his Tannery to Lakeview from Ionia owing to the abundance of Hemlock Bark



Albert French Starts to Platt his Land
Albert French and his wife



New Cemetery Purchased from Albert French. Cleared and surveyed

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The Lakeview Area Museum was formed to preserve and generate interest in the local history of the Lakeview area. We hope to provide as much historical resources as we can to the community and share how the Lakeview area was settled and the village of Lakeview was established.

We are currently open during the summer season from June through September on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 1:00. Any other times may be made by appointment by calling (989) 352-7304.

We welcome individuals or groups to come and visit our museum.

We invite anyone who would like to be a part of our organization and has a passion for helping to promote our mission to call Sharon Youngman at (989) 352-7304.

Our current members are Bernard Behrenwald, Juanita Butler, Briana Herzog, Greg Hetherington, Ginger Imhoff, Ron Kinsey, and Jim and Sharon Youngman. If you have materials such as documents, photos, old newspaper clippings, or any historical items that you would like to donate or that we could get copies of; please contact one of our members or (989) 352-7304.

This past year's activities involved renovating the museum to make better use of the space available plus displaying the exhibits in a more organized fashion. We brightened up the place with fresh paint, restructuring of the showcases, and new flooring in the back room. During Lakeview's Summerfest this last June, we held an open house. We were very pleased with the turnout as we had over 200 people visit that weekend. We have realized we are running out of room to display everything. Our future plans would be to add on and install a restroom.


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As of 2018 we will be opening the first week of May

Mailing Address:
107 N Lincoln Ave, Lakeview, Michigan

Tel: (989) 352-7304

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