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History Center Exhibits
At the Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum, at Mt. Baldhead, Saugatuck
The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum
In the historic Saugatuck Pump House
735 Park Street, Saugatuck
On the west bank of the Kalamazoo River at the foot of Mt. Baldhead Park.
Open daily noon-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Weekends, September-October.
Cold War|Hot Towns: Saugatuck-Douglas in the 1950s-1970s
An exhibition about Saugatuck and Douglas as a Mirror of American Life in the “Atomic Age” Read more...
At the Old School House, Douglas
The Old School House
130 Center Street, downtown Douglas
Winter: Exhibits open to groups by advance reservation only
Rowing Them Safely Home
A permanent exhibit on the U.S. Lifesaving Service and shipwrecks on Lake Michigan, located on the grounds of the Old School House. View the restored 1854 Francis Metallic Surfboat from Saugatuck Harbor, an all-iron lifesaving boat — one of America’s first official life boats, surrounded by Lake Michigan shipwreck and lifesaving stories.
Surrounding the Old School House and Shipwreck Exhibit is the The Back-in-Time Garden Pathway, where visitors discover more about natural and cultural history.
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Learn more about past Museum exhibits
2015 Exhibit - Water: A River, a Lake, a Place, called Saugatuck-Douglas
2014 Exhibit - Dunelands 2: Footprints on the Sand
2013 Exhibit - Dunelands: Footprints on the Sand
2012 Exhibit - Village Occupations from the Past
2011 Exhibit - Off Season
2010 Exhibit - A Place Called Ox-Bow
2009 Exhibit - Summertime