Welcome to the baraga educational center & museum

About the museum

In January 2018, the Bishop Baraga Association began a $500,000 capital campaign for the renovation of the Baraga House, where Bishop Frederic Baraga lived the last two years of his life. On August 18, 2018 the Baraga Educational Center opened to the public in the renovated Baraga House. It serves as a museum for the artifacts and tools used by Venerable Bishop Baraga during his ministry, as well as office space for the Bishop Baraga Association.

The Bishop Baraga Association is committed to creating an education center that will become a pilgrimage destination, to preserve the artifacts used by Bishop Baraga during his ministry, and to comply with the Norms for Beatification. This center captures the essence of Baraga: the man, the priest and the Bishop as he ministered throughout the Great Lakes Region. Here you will find an opportunity for prayer, mediation, and inspiration.

Hours of Operation

The Baraga Educational Center & Museum (BECM) is open to the public by appointment only from December 1, 2021 to April 30, 2020. Please contact the Bishop Baraga Association at (906) 227-9117 to schedule a tour or visit the gift shop.

Our outdoor Prayer Garden and Votive House are open year round, weather permitting. The Votive House hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

For more information, please call us at (906) 227-9117. Please feel free to reach out as we always love to hear from you. Contact us through our website or email us at BishopBaragaAssoc@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook @BishopBaragaAssociation. As always, much love from all of us to all of you!

The BEC Prayer Garden