Bergland Museum & Heritage Center

Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society Museum    



Dear BMHS Museum Supporters: 

   It is with great sorrow to let you know that the Bergland/Matchwood Historical  Society has lost the use of the buildings at the Forest Service Complex in  BerglandThe Forest Service has decided that they no longer want to have the property the Bergland School District had deeded to them in the 1930's. Originally the land was donated to the Bergland School District by Bergland's founder Gunlach Bergland.  The property has to revert back to the Bergland School district which was taken over by the Ewen-Trout Creek School District back in the 1980's.

      We have to vacate the buildings by removing all of the museum's items before they can return this property to the E-TC School district. At this time, we have no alternative building to move to. We are encouraging the school district to give it back to Bergland Township where it belongs.

     You are receiving this notice because if you have loaned the museum items to be displayed in the buildings, please make arrangements for pick up by contacting:

President Gloria Johnson, Phone: 906-575-3312 



Museum Email:


Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society

P.O. Box 403

Bergland, Michigan 49910

It has been a pleasure to display your items over the years and

we appreciate you loaning them to us to show them to the public. 



Thank you!  

Gloria Johnson, President

Nancy Hillier, Vice President

Mary Johnston, Secretary

LaVonne Niemi, Treasurer

Members of the BMHS










The April & May meetings cancelled

 due to the Coronavirus -19. 

Will keep you posted when the next meeting will be held .

Stay Safe and Keep Healthy!

Our address

Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society

Museum & Hertiage Center

P.O. Box 403

Bergland, Mi 49910

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Our History & Mission

The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society has been in existence for 30 years. We met faithfully every month and enjoyed pot luck at the Senior Center. On August 1st 2009, we finally obtained a building for our Museum. We partnered with the Bergland Heritage and Cultural center and the Ottawa National Forest.

The Historical Society and the Heritage and Cultural Society have been merged under the heading as the Historical Society, and are located at the closed Bergland Ranger Station. The Historical Society Museum is located in the old Ranger house and small garage. The Forest office is now the Forest Service Museum with a large display of earlier days gone by,including a life size stuffed Smokey the Bear.

Our mission is to preserve, document, and display every artifact of these two Townships. The items we have on display at the Museum are either donated or on loan to us. When family or old photos are brought in, people have the option of either donating or loaning the pictures. Or make a copy of the original photo they bring in. We make excellent copies.