BAD AXE MUSEUM OF LOCAL
HISTORY (a.k.a. The Allen House)
Port Crescent Avenue
1902 Dutch colonial home was built by Wallace E. Allen, the town’s
longest serving mayor. The home was owned by only one family and is
nearly unchanged from its original configuration. Many of the homes
original features are still as they were in 1902. The home is furnished
with period antiques throughout.
Events in Bad Axe City
history are exhibited throughout the Allen House. Several displays
include those of Bad Axe resident and Michigan's 29th Governor, Albert
Edson Sleeper, and, United States President Richard M. Nixon's last
official public appearance in Bad Axe on April 10, 1974
The museum is open
Sunday afternoons from 2-4 pm during the summer months between Memorial
Day Weekend and Labor Day. Admission is free, but donations are
We replaced the
crumbling sidewalk with engraved brick pavers.
Click here for information about the
brick paver fundraiser.