Lakeshore Museum Center

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Lakeshore Museum Center

430 W Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
Regions: Central
Phone: (231) 724-5524
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Description

The Lakeshore Museum Center has four sites in Muskegon and one site in Whitehall. The Natural and Cultural history of the area is explored at the Main Museum Site with exhibits featuring a life-sized mastodon, animal habitats, and hands-on galleries. At the nearby Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the homes of Muskegon's most well-known lumber barons are available for tours. The Victorian Era homes feature intricate wood carvings, stained glass windows, and period furnishings. At the Fire Barn Museum a half block away, historic fire fighting equipment is displayed. The story of life during the Great Depression is told next door at the Scolnik House of the Depression Era. Michigan's Heritage Park is located in Whitehall, just 20 minutes north of Muskegon. The living history park explores 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting. Walk along a paved half-mile trail for interactive experiences at a Native American Wigwam Village, Fur Trader's Post, 1900s Farmhouse, and more. The Main Museum is open year round and the other four locations from May through October. For hours and more information, visit the Museum website www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Amenities

  • Gift Shops
  • Restaurant(s) Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Buses Welcome
  • Restrooms
Events
Jul
13 Sat

Window Repair Workshop

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this four-hour workshop provided by the Sites own Preservation Manager, Mat Moore.
Aug
22 Thu

Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a mock trial covering the scandalous untold stories of Hackley and Hume family members.
Aug
23 Fri

Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a mock trial covering the scandalous untold stories of Hackley and Hume family members.
Aug
24 Sat

Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a mock trial covering the scandalous untold stories of Hackley and Hume family members.
Sep
7 Sat

History Buffs for the Whole Family!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Are you a local history buff that finds it hard to visit the Historic Sites with your young family? If so, this program is designed for you!
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