Mysteries at the Museum

If you enjoy compelling tales of intrigue, scandals, hauntings, and secrets, you’ll love Lakeshore Museum Center’s Mysteries at the Museum Events! Join us for these adult-themed activities that reveal some of Muskegon’s most fascinating, untold stories of the past.


  • Scandal: Curse of Civil War Gold – August 24 & 25

    As a juror in this 90 minute mock trial, you will learn the secrets behind the Confederate gold scandal and untold facts about the involvement of Hackley and Hume. You may recognize some topics from History Channel’s The Curse of Civil War Gold which featured Muskegon’s ties to this mystery. Visit our events calendar to […]

  • Muskegon Legends and Lore Walking Tour – October 11

    This walking tour will take you through time, unearthing peculiar events and scary stories that took place at the historical sites in Downtown Muskegon and their surroundings. Look for ticket information to be posted on our event calendar:

  • Obituary Tours – October 26 & 27

    On this candlelit evening tour, travel back in time to explore the deaths, funerals and autopsies that occurred in the Hackley and Hume Houses. Experience a reenactment of Julia Hackley’s Funeral service and become immersed in the practices and traditions of death and dying in the Victorian Era. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. RSVP […]

  • Haunted Trail – October 26 & 27

    Haunted Trail at Michigan’s Heritage Park This after-hours event will examine the legends, myths, and ghost stories from the 1600s through the early 1900s. Local actors from Muskegon Civic Theatre and volunteers will be stationed at the stops along the half-mile trail creating a historic haunted atmosphere. The event is recommended for ages 13 and over. […]