Keweenaw National Historical Park’s museum and archival collections are accessible to researchers by appointment only. At least twenty-four hour advanced notice is required, but does not guarantee staff availability. No rush orders will be accepted. Please see Access Policy for more detailed information regarding research in the museum collection. The collections are closed on all federal holidays and weekends.
Please Note: The Keweenaw History Center, home of the park's museum and archival collections, is a historic structure that is not accessible to wheelchair users at this time. Future projects for the building will provide for universal accessibility.
To access Keweenaw’s museum and archival collections, researchers must complete and sign the following forms: Access Policy, Researcher Registration form and Copyright Waiver. Anyone interested in obtaining reproduction copies in the form of one-time use digital files of historic images from the museum collections, please review the reproduction fee information. You may submit your request electronically to park archivist, Jeremiah Mason, who will respond with the email address for sending in your forms, or you may mail the forms to:
For further information, please contact the park archivist at:
Additional Area Resources for Researchers
MTU Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections
Finnish American Heritage Center & Historical Archive at Finlandia University
Did You Know?
Smelting is the process of heating processed copper ore to the melting point so that it can then be cast into ingots.