The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical
Society is again be participating in the ArtsAlive!
Competition. Voting started on July 1 and runs until September 2.
Thanks to community support, last year we finished in second place.
These crucial funds helped underwrite the amazing new Pump House
Museum Exhibit, the Old School House and its Gallery, the Boathouse
and Back-In-Time Garden. Not to mention Monthly Meetings and Tuesday
Talks. Keep History Alive Here!
The Keep Your ArtsAlive! is
an arts and cultural competition of the Allegan County Community
Foundation. It was created to engage and encourage our community to
support the rich arts and cultural offerings we have in Allegan
County. Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society is one of 12
organizations competing this year. The organizations compete to see
who can receive the most votes.
Each vote costs one dollar. 100%
of each voting dollar comes back to us at the end of the
competition. Please vote for Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society.
Your votes can help the Society finish in the top five where each of
the organizations receives prize money.
Past ArtsAlive! funds have
allowed the Society to raise over $25,000. Last year we came in
second place. If you voted last year - thank you!
There are 3 easy ways to help us
finish first this year:
1) Pick up an envelope at the OSH or Pump House Museum (or call us
at 269-857-5751 and we'll mail you one)
2) Go to
www.artsaliveallegancounty.org and vote on-line
3) Download QR Reader on your smart phone and scan image below to
take you directly to the voting page.
Please take a moment to vote and
keep your arts alive in Allegan County.
submitted by Kelsie King
Society Announces New Dine Around Events: A
Delicious Series of Dinners and Parties
to support the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
From gourmet dinners in exclusive homes to casual cocktail parties,
these culinary events feature great food and great times for a great
A Dinner with "a Peel"
Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets $100 per person
Hosted by Virtue Farms' Cider House
2170 62nd Street, Fennville
Virtue Cider four-course meal paired with six cider servings.
Fourteen seats at an elegant table among the barrels in the Cider
House in Fennville.
A Roan and Black Evening
Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets $125 per person
Hosted by John Newland & Doug McIntosh
3315 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck
Cocktails in the new Blue Star Highway home of John Newland and Doug
McIntosh followed by dinner for 12 downstairs in the Roan and Black
2nd Annual Halloween
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Tickets $40 per person
Hosted by Judi & Howard Vanderbeck
and Janie & Jim Flemming
On the Rooftop, 150 Center Street, Douglas
High spirits and dinner hot off the grill with Douglas Halloween
parade viewing at 10 PM.
Comfortable Fall Feast with Steve
Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 6:30 pm
Tickets $85 per person
Hosted by Steve Teich
178 West Shore Court, Douglas
Cocktails and a hearty dinner for eight in the
newly transformed home of designer Steve Teich.
Dollybrook Musical Chairs
Saturday, January 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm
Tickets $75 per person
Hosted by The Keag Family, Dollybrook Family Resort
2076 66th Street, Fennville
Park once and enjoy small plate dining as you walk
to each of the nine unique cottages at Dollybrook Resort. The
natural beauty and charming, eclectic decor of this property will
brighten your January.
To reserve your place, REPLY to this email or call 269-857-5751
email@example.com and we'll be in touch.
Tuesday Talks are arranged by the SDHS Program Group. Direct
questions and or suggestions for 2014 to Jim Schmiechen at
l July 23: April Scholtz, The Secret
Life of the Blanding Frog
and Other Duneland Nature Stories Sponsored
by Bill Hess & Mike Mattern to Celebrate the City of Saugatuck's
Saugatuck Harbor Natural area
l July 30: Ken Kutzel & Dave Ball, Saugatuck and Douglas Art
Discoveries & the Art of Restoration.
Sponsored by Larry & Shirley Akins and Floyd Fleming
l August 6: The State Park Hikers, To the Dunes: Photos Stories
from A State Park Hiking Group. Sponsored
by Sharon Kelly and Janie & Jim Flemming
l August 13: Elizabeth Chodos, Ox-Bow: Living In Sand For Over 100
Years. Sponsored by Monty Collins & Jerry Dark
l August 20: Jack Sheridan, Beach Stories: Low Water, High
Water and Beach Life. Sponsored by Star of
Saugatuck and Terry Burns
l August 27: Kit Lane, Goshorn Lake. Is it really bottomless?
Sponsored by Osman Flowers & Firs and
Howard & Paula Schultz
2013 Society Monthly Programs
At the Old School House History Center
August 14: Eat Your Way to the Top Annual Picnic at the
History Center. Celebrating the Garden's Mt. Baldhead Viewing
Station. Note early starting time: 6:00
September 11: Now and Then: Great Lakes - Hot Topics Long
time Great Lakes observer Patty Birkholz brings past and present
views of our greatest local asset - the water. Swimmingly delicious
deserts. Sponsored by Ruth and Don Wendel
October 9: Tales from the Crypt: Visitors from the Ghostown of
Plummerville (Ganges Township) Led by Kit Lane and Marsha
Kontio, a virtual tour by the Cemetery Actors Group. Refreshments to
November 13: Painting: the Town: Landscape, the Artist, and
People by Ken Kutzel who brings stories from the Society's art
December 1: Annual Society Holiday Dinner 6:00 pm. At the
Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Kick off the Holiday Season. Good
cheer, Great Food, Good Friends.
If you would like to sponsor one of the Monthly Programs, please
REPLY to this email. Sponsorships are $150.
Thanks to Valerie Atkin, Ed Kelly, Sharon Kelly, Marsha Kontio and
Renee Zita for providing yummy refreshments for our Monthly
Family Tree Tales will be back next month. Stay tuned.
Click on the picture for a higher resolution copy.
Due to technical difficulties, this month's History by Camera
article on Franklin Augustus Denison will appear next month.
Welcome New Members
We would like to welcome the new members who have joined the
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society since the last newsletter - an
l Don & Janet Gladstone
- Saugatuck & Kalamazoo, MI
l Richard Bradley -
Have you and your friends visiting this summer been to see the "Dunelands"
exhibit at the Pump House Museum? If not, plan on it soon. You'll be
glad you did. One of the displays is called "Washed Ashore", a
beautiful example Ted Reyda's work on what he found on the shores of
Lake Michigan. Ted is a Charter Member of the Society,
News from the Archives
Summer intern, Casey Walle is
in the process of sorting through a large collection of Carl
Hoerman architectural drawings that had been housed at the Joint
Archives in Holland.
Now that we have our own
space, they are coming back to Saugatuck. We are finding that
there are many local buildings and homes that were designed by
him, including the Dykstra Funeral Home and the Button Gallery.
submitted by Mary Voss, Collections Manager
White Run with a Splash
Organized by the Society's
Saturday, August 17, 2013
130 Center St., Douglas
Registration: 8:15 am
Race: 9:30 am
Cost Individual: $20
Family of 4 $60
Day of: $30
5K Run/Walk Come wearing
Register on www.active.com
or in person at the OSH
The Society's 2012 Interns at last year's Run
John Migas checking the ripeness of the peaches growing in the OSH
Back-In-Time Garden Peach Orchard
Wow! What a difference a year makes! Last year we
were struggling to keep the plants alive. This year we were
blessed with beautiful spring rains and comfortable temperatures
and now, we have a spectacular show at our garden. Visitors arrive
daily to enjoy it and many wonderful comments are heard by our
Garden Gnomes who report back to us. But we know it takes a
village to raise a garden and many thanks go out to those who have
been helping. From our Totem Pole Brigade, to our Weed Patrol, to
Dawn Stafford, Steve Hutchins, Lakeshore Lodging and the
Johnson-Mueller kids, many many thanks for your help.
Speaking of the Johnson-Mueller kids, they were
the lucky ones to pluck the first peaches off of our peach trees.
If you haven't noticed our trees are laden with peaches. The
branches are bending and needed a little relief, so after a
morning of weeding the kids were paid with a peach. DELICIOUS!
Hmmmmmmmmmm! Maybe a peach stand for next years crop!
We have a lot of people contacting us about plant
donations. We appreciate it, but please know we don't have the
manpower to dig up the plants. If you have a donation and the
committee has a place for the plant, we are asking you to get the
plants, if possible, to the garden. Many thanks.
As you already may know, we are the new home to
the Gerber bird houses, and we couldn't be happier. What a great
addition they will be and many thanks to the committee trying to
get them to our garden.
We are also anxiously awaiting the installation of
the Mt. Baldhead and Architectural graphics. Keep your fingers
crossed for this month! Our next plan of attack, when we get the
OK, will be the continuation of the Peach Orchard and the School
Thanks to all of you for your support. We truly
appreciate it. Until next month. The Landscape Committee