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

Due to COVID-19 the museum is not open to the public at this time. However, our outdoor Prayer Garden and Votive House are open and all are welcome. The BBA staff are still working  in compliance with state mandates. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us at 906-227-9117. 

The BEC Prayer Garden