The Agatelady Rock Shop opens up in 2023 to replace the Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum that has operated since 1999. The new facility is located two miles away from the museum. A map and driving directions will be added to this website in early May (both here and on the HOME page).
Although the new rock shop does not have an associated museum, it does have some fabulous specimens on display. Items for sale in the rock shop include Lake Superior agates, agates from different geographic locations, other rocks and minerals (including specimens that were on display at the museum), hand-crafted agate windows and lamps made by the rock shop owner, and books self-published by the owner that can also be purchased on this website (please return to the HOME page and scroll down). Regular lectures will take place each Friday during the summer season at 6pm. The regular lectures are $20 per person (limited to 20 people per lecture). The Friday lecture is Understanding and Finding Agates. This lecture as well as several others can be set up on a custom basis by clicking on the BOOK icon next to the desired custom lecture on the HOME page. The rock shop is open with limited semi-retirement hours: June, July, August; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2:00-5:00pm. However, other days/times can be set up as a private appointment (minimum purchase required). You can book an appointment on the HOME page.
This new www.agateladyrockshop.com webpage will now be the active site replacing the orignal museum's www.agatelady.com webpage. The focus of this new webpage is to facilitate people signing up for private appointments, lectures, and classes as well as for purchasing books self-published by the rock shop owner, Karen Brzys.
The original webpage will remain on the internet. No additional updates will be made to the agatelady.com site, but the archive will be preserved with thousands of photos and stories. The information in the archive on the original webpage includes: agate basics, customer agate finds, Grand Marais scenes, history's gems, and more. The online gift shop on the museum's website will no longer be active since it is being replaced on this new website. However, additional photos of the pages in my books are displayed.
Thanks to everyone over the last 24 years for supporting the Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum.
The Agatelady Rock Shop opens with regular hours on June 1, 2023. The semi-retirement regular hours are: June, July, August; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2:00-5:00pm. There are no minimum purchase requirements for regular hours. Private appointments for other dates and times can be scheduled on this website's HOME page. To access the appointment options as well as lecture and class options, click on the HOME icon at the top of this page and scroll down the HOME page. There are minimum purchase requirements for private appointments that must be paid in advance. The minimum purchase requirement is per group (not per individual customer) and will be a credit toward purchases made by the group in the rock shop. There are also fees for the lectures and classes. We look forward to the Agatelady Rock Shop continuing in the legacy of the Gitche Gumee Museum!
The Agatelady Rock Shop is located at E21401 Newberg Road, Grand Marais, MI 49839. Please see the map on the home page.