Do you have a specific questions related to Petoskey and Emmet County history? Call or email and our staff will do the research for you.
Research Workshops are held each Wednesday throughout the summer at the museum library and are free to members ($10 non-members). Bring your research questions and we will help you find the answers!
Using Sanborn Maps
Visit the Archives
Enjoy doing your own research? Contact us in advance and we will pull out materials for your use. We have a vast array of books, ledgers, files, and more.
The archives are available to researchers throughout the year. Contact us for an appointment when the museum is closed for the season.
Other Local Sources
Did you know that Greenwood Cemetery has been scanning historic newspapers and making them available on their website?
The Petoskey District Library is another excellent resource for researchers.
Clippings / Subject Files
A-Z Newspaper clippings and topical files sorted by subject
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
1902 Emmet County Plat Map
Plat Map of Harbor Springs, 1902
Plat Map of Petoskey, 1902
Petoskey City Directories
Bruce Catton Collection
McCune Family Album
Extension Office Scrapbook
Pioneer Family Histories
Native American Pattern Books