Whether you’re a fan of game night, competitive to the
core, or a local history buff, you’ll be sure to love this unique experience that’s available just one
weekend each year.
Come play the Game of Life—olden days edition—at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site on
Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30. Each night will feature two rounds of the game, the
first from 6:00–7:00 pm and the second from 7:30–8:30 pm. Each time slot can accommodate
five teams of four players each.
“Game of Life players will experience what Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume did as they
lived and worked in Muskegon from the late 1880s through the early 1920s,” said Erin Schmitz,
Lakeshore Museum Center Historic Sites director. “Players will get a taste of what education,
marriage, business, parenthood, and retirement were like from the Gilded Age through the
Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume were partners in the very successful Muskegon lumbering firm
that bore their names. The Hackley and Hume homes were designed by architect David S. Hopkins in
the late 1880s for the lumber barons and their families. Much of the urban revitalization of the city at
the time was the work of the business partners; Charles Hackley held several public offices and
Thomas Hume served as a board member with a number of local businesses.
Game of Life registration is required. To purchase a ticket for your team of four participants, visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackley-hume-and-the-game-of-life-tickets-514378167947.Michigan Historic Sites
Tickets are $20 per team. Upon arrival, check in at the City Barn (carriage house) between the
Houses. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Michigan Humanities and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.