Fall Field Trip Offers a Break to At-Home Learners

Cabin fever may come early to families struggling to assist their kids with virtual learning. To offer a break to parents and students alike, the Muskegon Heritage Museum, a part of the Lakeshore Museum Center, is offering Fall Family Field Trips to K-5 students to learn about Muskegon’s industrial history.

“Parents have been through enough this year already,” said site manager Kirk Bunke. “As a treat to them and their kids, a little in-person, hands-on learning can give everyone a break. We hope showing off the history of Muskegon’s industrial past gives kids some pride for their city and ignites a furthered interest in STEM learning.”

The series of field trips hope to attract at-home, virtual, and homeschool families for a themed tour of the facility. Starting on Nov 11, they are available Wednesdays from 1 pm-4 pm on November 11 & 18, plus December 2, 9, and 16. Up to 50 participants may participate on each trip.

These extensive field trips are free thanks to a grant from Howmet Aerospace. To protect families, The Muskegon Heritage Museum asks participants to maintain social distancing and wear masks for the duration of the visit. For those unable to wear masks, please call 231-722-1363 to schedule a private visit. More information is available on the MHM website.

About Lakeshore Museum Center
Since 1937, the Lakeshore Museum Center has explored, preserved, and interpreted the history of Muskegon County through historic exhibits, education and cultural-based programs, and special events and presentations for all ages. The Center is comprised of multiple sites and buildings including the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.

About the Muskegon Heritage Museum
The Muskegon Heritage Museum was established by the Muskegon Heritage Association in 1983 to showcase the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon area. The goal of the museum is to preserve information, photos and artifacts pertaining to the industries of the Muskegon Area, historic/heritage homes and businesses of Muskegon. These exhibits cover 12,000 square feet, and span three floors.