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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.


Opens May 30, 2016

1939 Overview
An exhibition about nature’s ways and the life and times of the people of the Saugatuck area, from early times to the present. Read more...


The History Center at the Old Schoolhouse, Douglas

The History Center at 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

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