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Stuck Inside? Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center Online

BY PATRICK HORN, STEM COORDINATOR, LAKESHORE MUSEUM CENTER

Winter weather have you stuck inside? Now you can stay connected with the Lakeshore Museum Center without leaving your home.

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Did you know that each site of the museum has a Facebook page full of updates, tidbits, and Muskegon history? Follow the Hackley and Hume Historic Site page to keep up to date with new research, upcoming programs, restoration efforts, and Victorian Period information. You can find that Facebook page here.

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If you prefer to learn about historical recipes, trade skills, and Michigan history follow Michigan’s Heritage Park on Facebook by visiting the page here.

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Want to do more? How about subscribing to the Lakeshore Museum Center’s new YouTube channel for family science experiments to try at home, animal track math, and behind the scenes fun? Have a look at the videos here.

If these do not give you all the history and museum that you need, have a seat by your fireplace or heater, get cozy, and tune into the museum’s podcast Muskegon History and Beyond with the Lakeshore Museum Center. These episodes answer questions like where Seaway Drive got its name, and did Charles Hackley really have confederate gold?

Have a listen below and, if you like what you hear, consider Subscribing to the podcast here.


At the Museum

If you feel up to brave the snow, on January 4 the museum is hosting a winter crafts and science open house. On January 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., tour the Sketch of War exhibit at the museum with the exhibits curator, Pat Horn, and Muskegon Museum of Art curator Cathy Mott.

Finally, on January 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. we are continuing our Friday Family Fun Nights with Domo Arigato Museum Roboto, a night dedicated to our machine friends with robots from the M.A.R.S. Rover Club and the Silversides Museum on display.

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Above, River Crossing by Wally Berg is one of the paintings featured in the Sketch of War exhibit.


So visit, subscribe, like, follow, and enjoy the museum and what it has to offer this winter!


Admission is free for Muskegon County residents and $3 for non-residents at the Lakeshore Museum Center Museum, located at 430 W. Clay Ave., downtown Muskegon. The museum is open weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays. The Lakeshore Museum Center is made up of multiple sites and buildings. In addition to the natural and cultural history museum, we have the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, the Scolnik House of the Depression Era, the Archives and more. Plus, Michigan's Heritage Park in Whitehall, the living history park. Call (231) 722-0278 for information or visit lakeshoremuseum.org.

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EVENT
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AWARD
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FAMILY
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HOMES
2017 was a very good year in real estate, writes Nancy Bierenga, with Muskegon County home values rising about 12%! Find out what these numbers mean to you.

EVENTS
Are you stuck inside this winter? Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center online for updates, interesting tidbits and Muskegon history! Find out how here. AUDIO!

EVENTS
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FAITH
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HOMES
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GALLERY
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COMMUNITY
It’s not too late to give to United Way of the Lakeshore this year! Christine Robere explains the goal to help 10,000 working families meet their basic needs. VIDEO!

BUSTER KEATON
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LAKESHORE STAR GAZER
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EVENTS CALENDAR
Enjoy what’s happening with Muskegon County's BEST online events calendar, from Hackley Public Library.

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