Our Mission

To discover, collect and preserve the natural, industrial, civil, military, political, social, educational or religious history of Livingston County and to maintain a museum and library to cultivate the historic sensibility and share knowledge on those subjects through meetings and publications.


What We Do

To discover Our Historical Society oversees the operations of three of Pontiac’s most famous historic homes: The Jones House, The Yost House, and The Strevell House. These three homes are used to preserve and educate citizens about local history.

We have gathered an impressive collection of artifacts and histories that help us tell the story of the early days of Livingston County. A selection of these artifacts are now on public display at the Society’s small museum, located inside the 1875 Livingston County Courthouse. We also maintain the Chief Pontiac Memorial, dedicated to the famous Ottawa war chief, Pontiac.

Historical Society meetings are used to educate members and the general public about Livingston County history.