Republic Area Historical Society


“A Bridge to the Past”

Pascoe House Museum

183 Cedar Street

South Republic Location

The group seeks to provide various programs, displays, exhibits and workshops for the public, developing an understanding of our heritage.  This is accomplished through resource people, oral history, research and the collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. The Republic area is at the northern end of M-95 in central Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Most of the area is located along the scenic Michigamme River, an old Indian canoe route from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan.

The Republic Area Historical Society was created as a non-profit organization in September of 1992.  In February of 1993 it was incorporated.  The purpose of the organization is to collect, preserve, display and distribute historical knowledge of the Republic area.

We display changing meaningful exhibits to show the economic, occupational, social and cultural history of Republic.

Museum Hours

  • Saturdays and Sundays - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (or by Appointment)
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day

Members to call for Museum appointments

  • LaVerne Antilla – 376-2258
  • Ethel Valenzio – 376-2332

New and old memberships are welcomed
Individual – $10; Couple – $15
Donations accepted.

Monthly meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
Riverview Heights Multipurpose Room


Dr. Paul Van Riper exhibit at the Museum - Dr. Van Riper served the communities at the west end of Marquette County for many years.  His home was located in Champion, MI.


Piano at the Pascoe Museum.  Upon getting the home ready as a museum, members found a pistol hidden in the crevices of the piano – no information on how it came to be there.

China Cabinet donated by Betty Holappa.


Kitchen area of the museum



Witbeck, Witch Lake & Environs………$25

Black River Memories……………………….$20

Barns, Saunas & Outhouses……………..$30

(Color & Black & White)

A Moving Experience…………………………..$7

The Partial Relocation of a Community

125 Years of Republic History: 1870 – 1995…$5

They Answered the Call……………………….$5

Veteran’s Book


A portion of the bricks installed along the front sidewalk of the museum.  These are available for purchase “in honor of” or “in memory of” any individual with installation to be added to those already in place.  See any member to place an order.