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Fort Wilkins Natural History Association

Fort Wilkins Natural History Association is a non-profit organization in Copper Harbor, Michigan. As a friend to the Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, the FWNHA raises funds through memberships and donations as well as pop and laundry vending machines to support and sponsor programs and special events at the park.

The Fort Wilkins Natural History Association was the second of its kind to be initiated in Michigan's State Parks and to this day continues its dedication to preserving and sharing this gem of national history.

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  • parade grounds parade grounds
  • window scene window scene
  • cannon cannon
  • winter scene winter scene
  • restored barracks restored barracks
  • fort store fort store
  • fort oven fort oven
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  • shelves of bread shelves of bread
  • storage barrels storage barrels


• Our 2017 Independence Day Program was a big success. Almost a total of 160 guests showed up to help support the day, as well as listen and interact with our interpreters.

Idependence Day Program

Fort Wilkins interpreters reciting the Declaration of Independence on our Fort Parade Grounds.

• Welcome Sundae in the Park operated by Sue Fouts, new concessionaire for the Fort Wilkins Historic State Park store- read more...


• A Message To The Friends of Fort Wilkins- Board member Patrick Martin addresses the important changes facing the Fort Wilkins Natural History Association.

• 2015 season’s Laundry Upgrade Campaign was a success!

• Looking back on 2014

• Looking back on 2013

• Looking back on 2012

Board Members:
Melvin Jones (Chairman)
Miranda Davis
Barb Foley
Carol Jones
Patrick Martin
Susan Martin
Sandi Siegmeier
Dave Thomas


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