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.
Did you know that a Hackley had a business in Alaska? Surprisingly enough it wasn’t Charles, but his daughter Erie. Erie bought and operated a lodge in Alaska named the Twin Glacier Lodge. It originally opened in 1923 as one of Alaska’s first hunting and fishing lodges that could be stayed in overnight. Around 1930, […]
September 21st, 1901: The steam ship Charles H. Hackley is formally christened in a ceremony at Muskegon's Central Wharf. Previously named the Hartford, the ship was purchased by Capt. Miles Barry to compete with the Goodrich Transportation Company. Hundreds of residents attended the event, including Charles and Julia Hackley. At 3:05 PM Kate Lee, a […]
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