The Lakeshore Museum Center’s Historic Sites are guaranteed to make you smile! Open for tours May - October, the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, and Scolnik House of the Depression Era House welcome guests for specialty tours, engaging programming, and special events throughout the season. See the calendar for more information!
Visit the Queen Anne style Victorian homes of Muskegon Lumber Barons Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume. The Hackley House, interpreted to 1890, shows what life was like for one of Muskegon’s most well-known citizens. The Hume House, interpreted to 1920, shows the life of a wealthy family after the lumbering era. Inside The City Barn, you’ll find more exhibit space as well as a gift shop.
Had circumstances been different, Thomas Hume might have been murdered on April 18, 1905. Eighteen-year-old Jasper van der Gazelle, who believed his coworkers at Shaw Electric Crane were plotting to have him taken to Hackley Hospital and vivisected by Thomas Hume, paced all afternoon in front of the Hackley and Hume office waiting for Hume […]
April 17, 1856: Charles Hackley arrives in Muskegon at the age of 19. In 1902, he recalled the experience of that fateful day: “Yes, it was a pleasant day. I came in on a vessel at two o’clock in the morning. There were no piers at that time and we had to enter the harbor […]
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