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History Center Press Releases

2017

March 4 - Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses

February 24 - SDHS becomes Saugatuck-Douglas History Center, with new mission and logo

January 27 - Field Trip to the Holland Museum

2016

October 28 - New Artwork on Exhibit

October 21 - WATER Museum Exhibit Closing

October 7 - State Historical Marker to be dedicated for the Francis Metallic Surfboat

September 30 - Michigan's Hottest Town: Saugatuck Music Festivals in the '50s and '60s

September 22 - New Art Exhibitions debut at Old School House

September 18 - Pump House Marker dedication photo

September 9 - State Historical Marker to be dedicated at historic Saugatuck Pump House

September 2 - Field Trip to the Douglas Root Beer Barrel

August 19 - New Exhibit on Old School House history debuts

August 8 - Invasive Species in West Michigan

July 27 - Mt. Baldhead Radar Station History

July 21 - Saugatuck Lighthouse History

July 14 - Water Festivals and other Developments at Ox-Bow

July 7 - SDHS Art Collection Overview

July 1 - The New Richmond Swing Bridge and Sturgeon Hatchery

June 27 - Trolley Times: The Trolley Era in America

June 24 - Native Americans of West Michigan

May 27 - History of the Saugatuck Yacht Club and Youth Sailing School

May 20 - WATER Exhibit Extended, Enhanced for 2016

May 5 - SDHS Expands Interactive Mobile Device App

April 29 - Saugatuck Woman's Club History and Art Collection

April 1 - History of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

February 26 - The Great Armistice Day Storm of 1940

January 29 - SDHS Art Collection Overview

2015

October 30 - Winter Storm and Saugatuck's Greatest Maritime Tragedy

October 1 - Crane Orchard Field Trip

August 28 - Fishing: Commercial and Recreational

August 28 - Nathan Nietering Hired as First Society Director

August 14 - Extreme Yachts and Classic Boat Restoration

August 7 - The Art of Water

July 31 - Civil War Reenactment and Kids' Program

July 31 - Invasive Species: On Land and Water

July 24 - The Peachbelt Schoolhouse

July 17 - The Kalamazoo River Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project

July 10 - Beekeeping for Hobbyists

July 3 - Crayfish Corner for Young Visitors

July 3 - Dunes, Lake and River -- A Photographic Review of Our Lakeshore

June 26 - Mildred A. Peterson Nature Preserve and Interurban Trail

June 26 - Trailblazing: Bringing the Blue Star Trail to Saugatuck-Douglas

May 29 - Coral Gables: The People Behind The Place

May 15 - 2015 History Museum Exhibition

May 1 - Field Trip to Rosebay Nursery

March 27 - Artist's Cottage Open House

March 27 - Saugatuck's Big Pool and Other Water Stories: A Preview of the 2015-16 Museum Exhibition

February 27 - The Role of Postcards in Area Promotion

January 30 - Early Water System and Pump House Recalled

2014

October 31 - Michigan's Hottest Town Revisited

September 26 - Tales from the Cemeteries

September 26 - An Evening at DollyBrook Resort

September 12 - You're Invited to a Dine Around the Village Table Event

August 29 - Country Life: The Felt Estate on the Midwest Riviera

August 15 - Saugatuck & Douglas Gangster Stories: Fact or Fiction

August 7 - What Did You Do Last Summer?

August 1 - Arriving in Style: The Automobile as Saugatuck & Douglas History

July 25 - Last Stop Saugatuck - The History of the West Michiganís Interurban Train

July 18 - Birds of the Dunelands

July 11 - Houses on the Move: Four Historic Restoration Stories

June 27 - The River and Harbor: A Status Update

June 27 - From Branch to Basket: At the Pleasant Hill Farm

June 27 - Talking Trash: Explore Ways Artists Use Recycled and Found Objects to Create Art

June 24 - Bee Garden Buzz (MisBeeHiving)

June 21 - Historical Society's First Root Camp

May 30 - Stories and Photos from Dunes Hiking Group

May 30 - Kontio and Hutchins Receive Top Annual Society Honors

May 9 - 2014 Museum Exhibit Enhanced to Broaden Dune Appreciation

May 2 - When Preserving Nature Preserves Local Culture

March 28 - Extreme Yachts an Classic Boat Restoration

February 25 - Last Stop, Saugatuck-The History of the Interurban

January 31 - "Fun with the Blog" Invites Audience Input at SDHS Feb 12 Program

January 31 - Historical Society Offers Reservations for Feb 22 Water Street Gallery Dinner

2013

December 20 - January 11 Dollybrook Dine Around Dinner

November 1 - Historical Artwork "Tour" of Saugatuck/Douglas

October 11 - Halloween Rooftop Bash

September 27 - Tales From The Crypt

August 30 - Now and Then: Great Lakes - Hot Topics

August 16 - Goshorn Lake Myths and History

August 9 - Beach Stories: Low Water, High Water and Beach Life

August 2 - Ox_Bow: Living in Sand for Over 100 Years

July 28 - To the Dunes: Photos and Stories

July 28 - Saugatuck and Douglas Art Discoveries & the Art of Restoration

July 26 - Dine Around Four Course Gourmet Meal

July 21 - The Secret life of the Blanchard Frog and Other Duneland Nature Stories

July 12 - Climate Change and West Michigan

June 30 - Looking at Dune Formation as Abstract Art

June 26 - Michigan's Hottest Town - Procol Harum, Alice Cooper, and others invade Saugatuck

June 7 - Dine Around at BJ Silverstone

May 17 - 2013 Museum Exhibit

May 10 - SDHS New President

May 10 - 2013 Lorenz and Volunteer Awards

May 3 - Back-In-Time Is Back In Bloom

May 3 - Saugatuck-Douglas 8th Graders' Artistic Mount Baldhead Exhibit

April 10 - Program on Growing Azaleas and Rhododendrons