Hessel School House/Avery Learning Center

Hessel School House/Avery Learning Center

The Hessel School House, built in 1937, is considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the UP, and probably one of the most beautiful old school houses of its kind remaining in the entire country. It has been returned to serving its unique heritage by housing the Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center, a year-round facility for classes in the arts and nature as well as a multi-cultural event center. It is the base for the North Huron Birding Trail. It is now the permanent home of the Les Cheneaux Farmers & Artisans Market, open every Sunday (except holidays) throughout the year from 10:00 to 2:00. Located in the quaint village of Hessel in the Les Cheneaux Islands, which historically represent the deep history of this very special part of the world, it was a two-classroom facility for kindergarten through fifth grades. It served the native Chippewa Indians and descendants of the immigrant families that had settled here beginning in the 1850s.

Location of Hessel School House/Avery Learning Center

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