At the Pump House Museum
735 Park Street, Saugatuck
On the west bank of the Kalamazoo River at the foot of Mt. Baldhead Park.
Open daily noon-4, June-July-August. Weekends, September-October.
The Saugatuck-Douglas dunes tell marvelous tales of both change and permanence. The "dunelands" are a collection of wide, restless beaches, forested dunes, hidden steams, marshlands and rivers. All have been made and re-made over time by natural forces and human activity.
The exhibition begins by telling the story of how ice age glaciers created the largest freshwater dunes system in the world. As humans entered the landscape, the exhibit explores how human activity changed the land and how people changed to adapt to the environment. Special attention will be given to historic sites scattered across the area and how our history set the stage for today's vibrant community.