Grand Opening is Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

It's years in the making and you've been incredibly patient. Now we are going to host the grand reopening of the Clare Depot and you're invited!  

It takes place on Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. The Clare Chamber of Commerce will have just moved in and there will still be work to do (like landscaping, even though the engraved bricks should be installed); however, we will have our occupancy permit and everything will be up and running. So, please stop by that day and take a tour and enjoy some refreshments. After all, it was thanks to community support we are able to open. 

A Look Behind Saving the Historic Clare Railroad Depot


Click to view a video slideshow about the building's move last year from its original location adjacent to the tracks to its new permanent home just off of Clare's downtown.

Clare Depot Items Needed

Do you own or have an idea where items can be found that were once part of the Clare Depot? Maybe some old signage, photographs, time schedules, train equipment, furniture or the like. While we'd love to have it given or loaned to us, we'd also just like to know where these items can be found so we can document them, if you'd let us. 

We're even interested in old letters or descriptions that might shed light on how the depot looked, and what people thought of it.  Believe it or not, there are no photos or drawings that we are aware of that show the interior of the Clare depot.  Do you know of any?  We'd LOVE to find something!