Brave Hearts Estate – Operation Injured Soldiers

Website | Phone: (231) 539-7111

  • Located in Emmet County near Pellston, MI
  • Operation Injured Soldiers property for veterans and their families
  • Shop in Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Charlevoix
  • Ski Resorts; snowmobiling
  • Swim in Michigan lakes
  • Visit Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island
  • 30 Station 3-D archery range on site
  • Sporting clays / hunt club
  • Scenic drives
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Fishing & boating

4171 Ely Rd.
Pellston, MI 49769 

Website

231-539-7111

Cheboygan County Republican Party

We are a group of people that want to help improve Cheboygan County and America!  We believe in individual freedoms, lowering taxes, and less government control. We work to elect the best possible people in local, state, and national offices who believe in our goals.

After you browse through our website you will have a better idea of what we are like as a group, and you will have learned about some of our members.  You will also know how to get involved, find out about coming events, and become a member.

Working together we can do our part to make Cheboygan County and our Nation a better place to live and work!  Think about coming to our monthly meetings, usually the fourth Monday of the month.

To learn even more about some of the people in our Party and the issues that are important to them take a look at our Facebook page.

P.O. Box 5188
Cheboygan, MI 49721 

Website

231-833-0150

Cheboygan Opera House

History of the Opera House

The Opera House, originally constructed in 1877, played an important role in the history of the colorful lumbering era in Northern Michigan. Twice ravaged by fires and rebuilt in 1888 and 1903, the facility now harmoniously houses its original combination of City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and the 582 seat Opera House. In 1984, after having been closed for some twenty years, the elegantly restored Opera House re-opened its doors to the public once more. Managed by the Cheboygan Area Arts Council, with the support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, this acoustically superb, Victorian theatre has become the focal point for entertainment and the performing arts in the Straits of Mackinaw area and beyond.

Cheboygan Area Arts Council Mission Statement

The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan, and to provide services that stimulate and encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community.

403 N. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721 

Website

231-627-5432

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, Inc.

The longest running free Memorial Day historical program in U.S. takes places for the 50th year in Mackinaw City: the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant. More than 400 cast members taking part in the three-day pageant that brings to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans.

The cast members are clad in period costumes and demonstrate the way of life for residents of Northern Michigan in the 1760s. A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day period through the streets of Mackinaw City that includes more than 100 band, acts, and floats.

P.O. Box 312
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Website

231-420-8297

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Originally consisting of an informal gathering of retired lighthouse keepers, their families and friends, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, making it one of the nation’s longest-lived lighthouse preservation groups.

With a mission statement calling for “the preservation of lighthouses, the stories of those who kept them, and developing a new generation of preservationists”, the Association’s second President Dick Moehl realized the group needed to find a lighthouse to restore in order to fully bring its mission to reality.

Finding the abandoned 1873 St. Helena Island light station to be in deplorable condition, the group set its sights on adopting and restoring the abandoned relic. The United States Coast Guard had removed the lantern and most of the dwelling roof was missing. Vandals had broken into the structure and had torn out the windows, doors, stairs, interior trim and anything else which could be removed.

Over the ensuing years, the entire lighthouse complex has been lovingly restored, including the installation of a new wood shingle roof, rebuilding of the boat house and assistant keepers dwelling, installation of new lantern and chimney, and the replacement of thousands of bricks in the tower. Perhaps most amazingly, as a result of shallow waters which surround the island, all of the volunteers and materials have to be transferred to the island in small inflatable boat. Over the years, 21 Boy Scouts have successfully undertaken Eagle Scout Service Projects and Girl Scouts have earned 3 Gold and 5 Silver awards for their work on the island.

707 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Website

231-436-5580