Collections

  • Loyal Orange Lodge
    When the pioneers arrived in Pickford they brought with them many of the traditions of their home land be it Canada, Scotland, England or Ireland.  The Twelfth of July Orange Lodge celebration was a very important part of those traditions. Our season exhibits include a comprehensive collection of that history complete with flags, a brief history of the ‘Luther Defenders’ and much much more. DSC01832

We are pleased to showcase a unique loan collection of 3″ Christmas ball with historically correct Native American portraits painted by Judith Bancroft of Onaway, MI. Judith carefully researched and meticulously hand painted 100 balls of which 63 are on exhibit at the Pickford Museum through September. The portraits represent many tribes across America including some from the Chippewa County area and include a brief biography of each one. Judith entered her collection in Art Prize in Grand Rapids in 2016 and chose our museum for the second public showing.

Judith Bancroft

  • Costume Jewelry
  • Medical, Dental, Pharmacy exhibit
  • Barber Bert’s Barbershop
  • Vintage Wedding Dresses
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Martha Hancock Hughes (Ancestral Mom)
  • Pickford Fire Department History
  • WWII including Clark O’Brien collection
  • Hunting/Fishing/Trapping
  • Lumbering & Logging
  • Enhanced kitchen collection
  • Photography including several glass plates
  • Much more

Permanent Collections

Reference a revised and enhanced military collection and several additions to the collection of Ancestral portraits.

  • Extensive Military Exhibit
  • Ancestral Portrait Hall
  • Women’s Professional Baseball League Hall of Fame (donated by Rosemary Stevenson)

Your museum makes a perfect repository for family artifacts where they will be cared for, showcased, shared with future generations, treasured and appreciated.

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