The Caseville Historical Society launches its first walking tour

The Caseville Historical Society is continually looking for ways to enrich the lives of those interested in the history of the region. With that in mind, they’re sponsoring something new this summer. Called the Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Caseville, the event will be self-guided.

Anyone interested is welcome to pick up a brochure and shop around.

Brochures will be available at the Musée de la Société historique de Caseville, located at 6733, rue Prospect, and at the office of the Chamber of Commerce of Caseville, at 6632, rue Main, in Caseville.

The walking tour started on July 15, but is continuing.


“Every year after our summer meeting, we usually have an activity,” said Joyce Miller, president of the historical society. “We decided this year was the right time to take the walking tour.”


Rich Bass, a member of the Caseville Historical Society, spearheaded the event, which will consist of visiting points of historical interest throughout the city.

“The tour will be partially guided after our monthly meeting,” Bass said. “After that, you just have to ‘grab a brochure’. In the brochure there is a little history of Caseville. There are 14 different stops and a map. All but one of the stops are businesses of one kind or another … one is a private residence. The brochure lists them in order, but you can start anywhere you want. There is also a QR code on the front of the brochure – a lot of people have smart phones that have an AP – the QR code will take them to our website (www.casevillemuseum.org) where we have a page for walking to visit. They can click on the number associated with any stop and there is more information about that stop than what is in the brochure.


“Many of our members have contributed to this project,” Miller said. “Rich led it, started it and organized it. He has worked on this throughout COVID. The members took it upon themselves to research and write an article on each of the properties.

A donation from the Kiwanis Club of Caseville made it possible to finance the project.

“They donated to us when they broke up,” Miller said. “What a perfect way to put that money to good use. “

In the museum, there is a large flip-through notice board with photos and additional information regarding each stop on the tour. The notice board will be updated from time to time, as more information is provided. It will stay on the wall indefinitely.

The Caseville Historic Downtown Walking Tour includes Caseville and St. Roch Township Cemeteries, Brew Moon Cafe and Gallery, Shore Winds Gift Shop, Lemon Market, Blue Water Inn, Caseville United Methodist Church, Caseville County Park, Caseville County Beach, Back 2 Back Chiropractic, Helping Hands Thrift Store, GAR Village Park, Leblanc General Store, a private residence on Main Street and the Caseville historical museum. Each of these places is part of Caseville’s history, some dating back to the 19th century.

The Caseville Historical Society meets at the museum on the third Thursday of each month, at 10 a.m., year-round. The public is invited to attend.

“Last year, during the pandemic, the board members got together, just to run the museum,” Miller said.

For more information on the historic downtown walking tour, the Caseville Historical Society or the Caseville Historical Museum, visit www.casevillemuseum.org or call 989-856-9090.

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