Quilts, Fur Traders, Snow Shoes and More at Michigan’s Heritage Park
BY MELISSA HORTON, PROGRAM DIRECTOR - VISITOR EXPERIENCES, LAKESHORE MUSEUM CENTER
We discuss the LMC quilting collection, explore the 1830 fur trade, and snow shoe around Michigan’s Heritage Park this winter. Join us!
February 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Quilts of the Lakeshore Museum Center. Join us as we welcome our own Collections Curator, Brenda Nemetz, to discuss and show the Lakeshore Museum Center's collection of quilts at Michigan’s Heritage Park. Prior to joining the staff of the Lakeshore Museum Center, Brenda worked at a quilt and textile museum in Wisconsin. This evening will truly be a treat!
Please RSVP to (231) 894-0342. The cost is $6 for LMC members or $8 for non-members.
March 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sojourners and the Single Girl. Join us at Michigan’s Heritage Park as we welcome local historian Marjorie Viveen. She will be sharing a presentation about West Michigan fur trader, Rix Robinson, and his fur trade crew of 1830. The license he secured for his trading granted him rights on the "Grand River and Vicinity" and he employed one woman and 21 men at posts scattered from Little Travers Bay to St. Joseph.
This event takes a close look at one of our local fur trading outfits and promises to be very informative. RSVP by calling (231) 894-0342. The cost is $6 for LMC members and $8 for non-members.
February 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Snow Shoeing around Michigan’s Heritage Park. Join us on a Saturday February 10 for a morning of snow shoeing. Follow a mapped trail that leads you through the park and into the surrounding forest. The park has limited snowshoes available for rent at $5 per pair, but participants need to call ahead to reserve them. There will be a warming station at the Fur Trade Post with hot drinks provided.
Cost is $3.00 for LMC members and $5.00 for non-members. For more information, contact the park at (231) 894-0342.
February 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday Fun Night at the Museum: Kaleidoscope of Cultures. Join us for our Family Fun Night at the Lakeshore Museum Center as we welcome cultural organizations from around Muskegon County. Groups such as the Muskegon Polish Festival, Muskegon Public Schools’ Spanish Two-Way Immersion program and the NAACP will share information and activities or crafts that relate to their organizations. We will also host a Native American presenter who will share both historical and modern customs.
Admission is always free for Muskegon County residents and just $3 for non-residents!
Are you part of an organization that would be interested in participating? Contact Program Manager, Jackie Huss, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 724-5526.
The Lakeshore Museum Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit LakeshoreMuseum.org or call (231) 722-0278.
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.