"Onaway steers the world"
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City of Onaway, Mich.
Incorporated as a Village in 1899. Population 450
Incorporated as a City in 1903. Population 3000
Displaying Onaway history through items and stories from its founding in the latter 1800s to the present,
The Onaway Historical Museum is located on the first floor of the Onaway Historic Courthouse located at 20774 State Street. Follow the history of Onaway through its founding to almost being a county seat, to factory boom town based on the lumber industry, through desperate times and finally into a northern Michigan tourist destination
Now displaying items depicting Onaway at the turn of the 20th Century, including a turn of the century school room, doctor's office, typical parlor, and a very nice display of wooden steering wheels from the American Rim Company aka, Lobdell-Emery Wooden Steering Wheel Factory.
Also come in and view the contents of the 1908 Historic Courthouse Cornerstone Time Capsule opened on July 4, 2008!
Kelli Stockwell (Onaway city clerk), Curator
Wood Steering Wheel
Museum Hours (summer):
Check in at the City Clerk's Office on the first floor of the Courthouse.
Historic Courthouse 1908-2008