The Haltiner Collection
Gerald Haltiner and son, Robert, were Native American researchers and archaeologists who did extensive work in this area. The artifacts found and collected were first housed in the Haltiner's Hall of Ancient Man before being donated to the Jesse Besser Museum (Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan). Gerald was Past President and Vice-President of the Michigan Archaeological Society and listed in Who's Who in Indian Relics. Robert was the museum's curator, and has authored several books on the history of Alpena, as well as being listed in Who's Who in American Archaeology and Dictionary of International Biography, 1979.
This collection contains a variety of subjects, particularly Native American and Alpena History.
(currently being processed; donated by Robert haltiner, 2006, 2007).
L to R: Jacob & Anna Haltiner, Harbour View Hotel- Presque Isle, Indian Lumber Camp
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