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The Lakeshore Museum Center’s Historic Sites is made up of five historic structures: The Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, and Scolnik House of the Depression Era.

The Historic Sites are open for tours May through October, with special events throughout the season and around the holidays. Stay up to date on everything going on at all of the museum sites on our event calendar.

Come on over! Welcome to 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.

Sure, it sounds like a downer, but the Scolnik House couldn’t be more interesting and fun to explore! You can lightly touch as you tour this house museum which depicts a single family home that was divided into two apartments during the Great Depression. From bed rolls to a party line telephone, visitors are immersed in the 1930s. Just a half block from the Hackley & Hume Site.

Located next door to the Scolnik House of the Depression Era, the Fire Barn showcases firefighting equipment from the 1880s through the present day. The structure, a replica built in 1976, is modeled after the Hackley Hose Company #2, an early fire station funded by Charles Hackley. On the second floor, you’ll discover a vignette showing the sleeping quarters of the original fire fighters.


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