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Saugatuck-Douglas History Center and Museum

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum, at Mt. Baldhead, Saugatuck

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum
In the Old Pumphouse
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.

Cold War|Hot Towns: Saugatuck-Douglas in the 1950s-1970s

Opens May 28, 2017

An exhibition about Saugatuck, Douglas as a Mirror of American Life in the “Atomic Age” Read more...


The Old Schoolhouse, Douglas

The Old Schoolhouse
131 Center Street, Douglas
Open daily summer and early fall

Rowing Them Safely Home

A permanent exhibit on lifesaving and shipwrecks on Lake Michigan, located on The Back in Time Pathway at the Old Schoolhouse

View the restored 1854 “Francis” all-iron lifesaving boat— one of America’s first official life boats, surrounded by Lake Michigan shipwreck and lifesaving stories.

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