The Inland Water Route Historical Society was founded in August of 2004.
Summer Hours of Operation are: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm M-W-F-Sa-Su.
We are dedicated to maintaining and preserving the History of the Inland Water Route of northern Michigan. We have nice displays that include photos and artifacts on each community along the entire water route, including Conway, Oden, Ponshewaing, Alanson, Indian River, Topinabee, and Cheboygan. We also have special focus displays on logging, railroad use, and lodging as it pertained to the early settlement years of the water route. Visit our gift shop with Old Charts (repos), relief maps of each lake, hats, coffee mugs, place mats, coasters, sweatshirts and more. We also have two books related to the water route that we publish. These books are very good easy summer reading books. They are: In the Wake of the Topinabee by Browne, and Then Came May by Hufford, and are excellent gifts.