About Us

Museum Officers:Old Phone Display

  • President: Joe Follett
  • Vice President: Charles Persons
  • Treasurer:  Karen Galindo
  • Secretary:  Carol Walker
  • Board Members:Jerry Walker, Bonnie Sly, Les Christensen, John Lewis

Making connections with the past is what the Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum is all about. The telephone museum is the first of its kind in Michigan and is coupled with the Montrose Area Historical Association’s Museum. The two share a building built in the fifties to house the Public Service Telephone Company of Montrose.

The telephone exhibits include many operating displays of authentic equipment. Go back to the days when you rang central and central rang you. Enjoy the hands-on experience of listening in on a party line or using wire telephone lines. See a large collection of antique wall telephones and early style, candlestick desk phones.Loom Pic 7-9-12

Displays created within a 1930 time-frame by the Montrose Area Historical Association give dimension and context to the telephone exhibits. Still-life exhibits in the local museum recreate a time-gone-by atmosphere and changing displays spotlight unique aspects of area history. Displays of farming implements and household items give testimony to what daily life was like several generations ago.


Phone: (810) 639 – 6644

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9:30am to 3:30pm & Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Meetings: First Monday of each Month. (See the Calendar for more Events)

The Montrose Area Historical Association is a registered 501c3 Nonprofit

The Museum is funded in part by the
“Wyman and Edith Jennings Memorial Foundation”

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