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Announcing 2022 Summer Internships at the History Center!

Spend your summer at the Lake Michigan lakeshore developing your skills in collections management and museum studies! Paid internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students.

Click here for more information and how to apply SDHC Internship Opportunity

About the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center

The mission of the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center is to preserve local history and inspire learning to inform and improve our community.

The Saugatuck-Douglas History Center (SDHC) was founded in 1986 as the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society and has grown to be a vibrant, 700-member strong organization that celebrates our community by exploring its history.

The History Center occupies an important position in the community's cultural and educational infrastructure. Our membership includes full-time and seasonal residents, the blend of which adds a uniquely cosmopolitan flavor to the local culture, amid the surrounding, largely rural, Allegan county.

The History Center provides leadership in enabling the community-at-large to connect with and understand its past, to preserve the quality of community life, and to respect and use the area's history to shape its future. History Center members have recognized that learning about their collective past is an excellent means of enriching their own lives in the present while at the same time making a wise long-term investment for the generations to come.

What We Do

NEW! View the 2022-2024 SDHC Strategic Plan

Facilities and Addresses

History Center
  Old School House   History Museum   Tech Center & Archive
    P.O. Box 617
Douglas, MI 49406
  130 Center Street
  735 Park Street
  The Old School House
130 Center Street
    269.857.5751   269.857.5751   269.857.7900   269.857.7901
        Old School House Info   Museum Hours and Info    

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   The Saugatuck Douglas History Center is the proud recipient of grants from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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