Bergland Museum & Heritage Center

What we are about

   We at the BMHS are dedicated to preserving our history and artifacts of the local area. We encourage everyone to bring in your old family photo albums and let us make copies of them. We can put those pictures on a CD or DVD for you. Tired of kicking all that old stuff out of the way? Check with us. We more than likely will be able to display it for you in your name. Looking for your ancestors? We may be able to help with that also. Looking for local authors, artists and crafters? We have all the latest available. Our gift shop is growing rapidly. We may be small town, but we offer big city services. Come on in. The coffee is always on.

   Have any old farm equipment cluttering up your yard or farm? Call us, as we might be able to use it for our lawn display. Those old milk machines taking up space? Have some old furniture in the attic no one wants? How about those boxes of old tools in the garage? Grandma's old cracked dishes? All above mentioned are more than likely historical artifacts. Each item has a story of it's own. We can put on display in your name.

   We have rooms dedicated to certain era's and areas. Our school room is second to none. Our Mining /Farm room is growing. The main room is dedicated to our town founder and the lumber era. Our Military room is very personalised. It includes data on every veteran of the armed forces, frome civil war to present. We are collecting as many photos of each veteran we can. Bring your children, let them see your history.

Our address

Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society

Museum & Hertiage Center

P.O. Box 403

Bergland, Mi 49910

Want to be a member?

Call or email for information on dues.


Monthly Meeting

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm est

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Monthly Meeting Dates

Wednesday, Jan 1 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 5 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Mar 4 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Apr 1 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Local Authors Books For Sale

Check our link for the books for sale by local authors.

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.