Welcome to the Muskegon Heritage Museum, located in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial & social history of the greater Muskegon area. Our collection includes informational exhibits, artifacts and photos pertaining to Muskegon’s industries, products and businesses. We have a working steam engine with a line shaft that runs 11 machine tools. We also have a working Brunswick pinsetter, a spring winding machine, and over 80 other companies represented in exhibits.
Learn all about renowned black-owned businesses in Muskegon, like Urban Apparel. Urban Apparel opened as a full-service department store on Broadway in Muskegon Heights in 2003. Owner, Thomas Smith, was inspired to open the business after reading about Muskegon residents traveling to Grand Rapids to shop. He saw his business as an opportunity to keep […]
Learn all about renowned black-owned businesses in Muskegon, like 103.7 The Beat. Paul Billings and Rob (Big Rob) Roundtree started an “underground radio station” out of Paul’s mother’s basement. In 1994, they founded Muskegon’s first Black-owned radio station. Mr. Billings now owns radio stations in Michigan and Florida. Their non-profit organization, West Michigan Community Help […]
Learn all about renowned black-owned businesses in Muskegon, like Patterson’s Drug Store. Carolyn Patterson began working as a Pharmacy Clerk at the Mose Smith Drug Store after graduating from MHHS in 1958. Mr. Smith urged her to enroll in pharmacy school. When no white druggist would hire her for an internship in her hometown, Patterson […]
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