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MUSEUMS MAKE YOU ...

Wonder, imagine, adventurous, brave and more! When you visit our museums, you take a 400 million year journey that explores Muskegon County’s rich history with exciting exhibits, hands-on activities and a variety of programs across multiple historic sites. Come let our museums make you smile!

Save the Glass Annual Appeal

Help us to fulfill our mission of preservation this year by supporting our efforts to restore three windows in the Hackley House in the most critical condition: one in the library, which sits over Charles Hackley’s original builtin desk, and two windows that ornament the family staircase. While many of the stained glass windows need care, due to harsh Michigan seasons, these windows in particular are in danger of bowing to the point of breakage. To assist in our restoration efforts simply fill out our online donation form and type in “annual appeal” in the comments section. We thank you for your continued support!

OUR SITES

LAKESHORE
MUSEUM CENTER

Free for Muskegon County Residents!

HACKLEY & HUME
HISTORIC SITE

SCOLNIK HOUSE OF
THE DEPRESSION ERA

FIRE BARN
MUSEUM

MUSKEGON
HERITAGE MUSEUM

Our Museums merged June 2020!

OUR
COLLECTION

L'DOR V'DOR

This exhibit celebrates the history of the Jewish Community in Muskegon, exemplified by Congregation B’nai Israel.

L’Dor V’Dor is a partnership between the Lakeshore Museum Center and Congregation B’nai Israel. This exhibition is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and received generous support from the Grand Valley State University Kutsche Office of Local History, and members of Congregation B’nai Israel.

Exhibit open September 30, 2021 – April 23, 2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MASTODONS ARE ON THE LOOSE IN MUSKEGON!

Mini Mastodons are on the loose and hiding around Downtown Muskegon. Stop into the Lakeshore Museum Center to pick up our Scavenger Hunt Brochure and follow the clues to find all 20!

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  • Giving Tuesday November 26, 2021
    Lakeshore Museum Center will be participating in #GivingTuesday 2021 on November 30, and we need YOUR help! Bus costs vary widely and can be a major barrier to teachers bringing their kids to the museum. For a teacher in the Reeths Puffer district a bus costs $125 to visit the museum, while at Holton Elementary […]
  • If you’re looking for a truly unique gift this holiday season, then our Victorian Ephemera Envelope Pouch is for you! A lively c... November 26, 2021
    If you’re looking for a truly unique gift this holiday season, then our Victorian Ephemera Envelope Pouch is for you! A lively collage of 19th c. postcard imagery is rendered to a petite pouch for safekeeping of change, business cards, or earbuds. This will be available for purchase at the City Barn during the Holiday […]
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