The Argus Museum

Argus I Building

525 West William

Ann Arbor, Michigan  48104

Open Monday-Friday

9 am-5 pm

For more information contact:

Cheryl A. Chidester

Argus Museum Curator


Due to the Covid-19 tpandemic the office of the Washtenaw County Historical Society and The Museum on Main Street are temporarily closed to the public for the safety of visitors, members, staff and volunteers. 

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Take a Virtual tour of the Argus Museum with
Curator Cheryl Chidester!


Watch the video for an insider's view of the Argus Museum, located in the historical building where the cameras were made.

The Argus Museum
has a new website -
The Argus Museum Collections
Database is Online


The Argus Museum features products manufactured by the Argus camera company and tells the stories of the company, the people involved and showcases unique collections connected to Argus. The museum is housed in one of the facilities where Argus products were manufactured. The Museum has digitized their collection and made it available online. Check it out!

The mission of the Argus Museum is to collect and preserve Argus Camera Incorporated products (including those manufactured under its prior names), publications and history of the company and its employees, to research the products and the people who were involved in the development and manufacturing of these products, to insure these collections are available for others to research, and to interpret and display the collections for public viewing to promote knowledge and appreciation of Argus.

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2020 Argus Museum/ACG Virtual Conference - October 9 & 10


We’re excited about the lineup and think that there is something for everyone – presentations and discussions on a wide variety of topics, a museum tour, a photography competition (using Argus film cameras) and a glimpse of an Argus collector’s private collection. I hope you can join us – you’ll be glad that you did!

To register for the conference (using the Zoom platform); please fill out the Gathering online registration form. Before the event, you will be sent a Zoom link inviting you to attend .We will be posting details on the Argus Museum Facebook page, on the Argus Museum/WCHS website, the ACG website: www.arguscg.org and on the ACG list-serve arguscg@yahoogroups.com.

Be part of the conference – participate in “My Hometown seen through the Lens of an Argus Film Camera Competition”; Deadline to submit Wednesday, October 6*. Send your one submission for the competition to Wesley Furr at: wesley@megley.com. Voting will be conducted on the ACG website www.arguscg.org and will end at 3:00 PM October 10 EDT.