|The Historic Pelkie Grade School was built in 1909 and is located in the small community of Pelkie, Michigan at the corner of Pelkie Road and Mantila Road. It replaced the original building which was erected in 1905 but was destroyed in a forest fire. The building was used as a one room school until 1932 and later served as a town hall. In 1979, the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society began restoration of the schoolhouse which is now a historic building and museum.
The schoolhouse is open every Sunday and on holidays from 11:00am to 4:00pm between Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. When you arrive, please feel free to come inside and look around. Sit at the desks the students used, ring the school bell, view antique maps and see the old horse drawn school bus.
From the US41-M38 junction in Baraga, travel west on M38 approximately 9 miles. 1/2 mile past the Sturgeon River bridge, turn right onto the Pelkie Road and drive about 3 miles until you reach the community of Pelkie. Keep on Driving about 1/2 mile past Pelkie until you see The Historic Pelkie Grade School on the right side of the road at the corner of Pelkie Road and Mantila Road.
Available for sale and printed by the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society is a local historical book titled "PELKIE IT'S PAST & PRESENT". For information on how to obtain a copy, please email Gale Eilola firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for the book is $5.00 and postage is $2.00.