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About the Society

The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society (SDHS) was founded in 1986 and has grown to be a vibrant, 700-member strong organization that celebrates our community by exploring its history.

The Society occupies an important position in the community's cultural and educational infrastructure. Membership includes full-time and seasonal residents, the blend of which adds a uniquely cosmopolitan flavor to the local culture, amid the surrounding, largely rural, Allegan county.

The Society provides leadership in enabling the community-at-large to connect with and understand its past, to preserve the quality of community life, and to respect and use the area's history to shape its future. Society members have recognized that learning about their collective past is an excellent means of enriching their own lives in the present while at the same time making a wise long-term investment for the generations to come.

What We Do

View the 2016-2021 SDHS Strategic Plan

Historical Society
  History Center   Museum   Tech Center
    P.O. Box 617
Douglas, MI 49406
  The Old Schoolhouse
130 Center Street
  735 Park Street
  The Old Schoolhouse
130 Center Street
    269.857.5751       269.857.7900   269 857-7901
        History Center Info   Museum Hours and Info    

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Executive Director

Board of Directors

   The Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society is the proud receipient of grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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