Cook County Historical seeks input on historic sites

A long-term planning workshop was held on July 22 by the Cook County Historical Society to evaluate best future uses of the historic properties under its care. Participants toured the Lighthouse Keeper's Museum, Chippewa City Church, Bally Blacksmith Shop and the 1930s Fish House Replica with the fishing tug Neegee. 
From now through August 4, community members and visitors are invited to contribute their comments and ideas at the Lighthouse Keeper's Museum in downtown Grand Marais. Informational materials, site plans, and photographs will be on display to help envision the possibilities.
Three of the sites under consideration—the blacksmith shop, church and museum—are on the National Historic Register. The mission of the Cook County Historical Society is to preserve them and their history.
Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from Lake Superior Coastal Program.
Long-term planning is being facilitated by architect Richard Gilyard and designer Leah Thomas. The public is invited to help the historical society envision the greatest potential for these extraordinary, historic properties. 
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is located at 8 South Broadway.