Bergland Museum & Heritage Center

Norwich, Michigan

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Reply Roc
7:52 PM on July 22, 2010 
I've seen the stamp sands and heads on top of the bluff and I read about a stamp at the river which I never found for sure just some old footings. But I didn't know there was one at the base of the mine too.Is that area where you park and where that bunch of crab apple trees are all stamp rock?
Reply Roc
7:40 PM on July 22, 2010 
Has the Recovery Act reclaimed what traces are left of all the hard work the hardships these fellows went through trying to make a living.What a great area up around the Norwich bluffs.Walking the old mining trails and seeing the root celars,rock dams,stamp sands,adits and old fenced in shafts.Like taking at step back in time.What a rare sight.Hope the government didn't ruin it.


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Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society

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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.