Come See What the Buzz is All About at The Lakeshore Museum Center
The Lakeshore Museum Center will host The Secrets of Bees Exhibit from March 23 to September 15, 2018. This family-friendly exhibit examines the ways bees impact us and our impact on them.
Children can explore the lives of bees in the crawl-in hive and have fun selling honey at the roadside stand. Dress up opportunities are offered for kids and adults alike with bee costumes and a beekeeper suit.
The museum is also working to partner with the Muskegon Conservation District to enhance the exhibit and address bee-related topics relevant to Muskegon County. The scientific and environmental concerns about colony collapse and the proper way to plant a bee-friendly garden are among the many topics to be explored with this exhibit. There will be additional programming to explore beekeeping, honey production, and mead-making, along with plenty of activities for families and children.
Help us celebrate the opening night of our Bees Exhibit on March 23, 2018, with a special evening for families! We will feature a bee related craft, as well as light refreshments. We will also host:
• The Muskegon Conservation District with a station exploring how families can create bee habitats in their own yards.
• The MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology at Muskegon Community College with a station about their beekeeping program.
Admission to the Lakeshore Museum Center is free for Muskegon County residents and $3 for non-residents. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call (231) 722-0278 or visit LakeshoreMuseum.org.
Michigan’s Heritage Park Speaker Series #3: Sojourners and The Single Girl
Join us at Michigan’s Heritage Park on March 12, 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.
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.
March Events at the Lakeshore Museum Center Sites
Saturdays in March, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Lakeshore Museum Center — Saturday Programs. The Lakeshore Museum Center’s Saturday Programs are open-house style themed nights and run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Avenue. Programs are free of charge and museum admission is free for Muskegon County Residents, non-residents are just $3. Check out each week's theme here on our event calendar.
Monday, March 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Michigan’s Heritage Park — Speaker Series #3: “The Sojourners and the Single Girl.” Local historian Marjorie Viveen will be talking about the West Michigan fur trading crew of 1830. Save yourself a seat and register online here!
Friday, March 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lakeshore Museum Center — The Secrets of Bees Exhibit Opening + Family Fun Night. Help us celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, The Secrets of Bees, with a special evening for families! This hands-on, exhibit examines the ways bees affect us, and our impact on them. During our exhibit opening and Family Fun night, we will feature a bee related craft, as well as light refreshments.
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.