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History Center Exhibits

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

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum
In the 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, June-July-August. Weekends, September-October.

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

Currently Closed for the winter. The Museum will re-open on May 25 for the 2018 season

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


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” 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 Pathway at the Old School House.

Find More Exhibits Online!

Download our free mobile app to view more virtual exhibits, take a walking tour of the Back-in-Time Garden, and more! Available for free download on Apple and Android devices.

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