Elk Rapids Area Historical Society & Museum

Elk Rapids Area Historical Society & Museum

Designed by Charles H. Peale and built in 1883 near the site where the earliest white settler, Adam Wadsworth had lived, the old Elk Rapids Township Hall has served as a social and political center for over one hundred-twenty years. Largely due to lumbering and related industries, the village of Elk Rapids was the most important economic force in the area.