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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!

OUR SITES

MAIN MUSEUM

Free for Muskegon County Residents!

HACKLEY & HUME

SCOLNIK HOUSE

FIRE BARN MUSEUM

HERITAGE MUSEUM

Our Museums merged June 2020!

OUR COLLECTION

CHEERS! A HISTORY OF BREWING IN MUSKEGON

Learn about the history and continuing legacy of Muskegon Breweries in our upcoming exhibit. No need to be over 18 – everyone can design a label, smell ingredients, learn the science behind brewing and see original ads, artifacts and more!

Exhibit open now through October 17, 2020.

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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  • Dr Lucy Nash Eames by Muskegon History and Beyond with the Lakeshore Museum Center • A podcast on Anchor July 15, 2020
    On today's podcast we examine the work of Doctor Lucy Nash Eames an early doctor of Muskegon who worked on public health for women and children, founded the Y.W.C.A. in Muskegon, and was prominent lecturer. https://anchor.fm/patrick-horn/episodes/Dr-Lucy-Nash-Eames-egpb0o Dr Eames was an important figure in the early 1900s in Muskegon. Among her accomplishments was the creation of […]
  • Photos from Lakeshore Museum Center's post July 15, 2020
    Ruth Mazade wore this hat on her wedding day, October 18, 1935. It matches her wedding and honeymoon dress. Ruth lived in Ravenna, but was born in Iowa. She worked as a machine operator in a refrigerator store. During the 1930s, brides continued to wear veils, but may women turned to hats instead for their […]
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