The Pump House Museum will kick off their live speakers series at 7pm on July 5, 2018 in the Pump House Museum and Learning Center.
The featured speaker will be Mr. John Gronberg, president of the Holland Harbor lighthouse Historical Committee. He will explain how a grass roots group of area residents came together to save the Holland Light House from destruction.
Valerie van Heest, designer of the “Big Red: Navigational Aid to Cultural Icon” exhibit, will give an overview of the stages of the life of the Holland Harbor Lighthouse and Fog Signal Building.
“If you think you know everything about Big Red – you really don’t.” commented Ms. van Heest.
Dan Aument, HOBS President said, “This is the first time the full story of the lighthouse has been presented in a museum setting. We are pleased with the scope and depth of the exhibit, and we are getting a lot of positive visitor comments about it.”
Join Lakewood Elementary Students as they journey through time to uncover the history of Big Red. This presentation is the result of a year-long research project of our beloved Light.
Aug 16 – Craig Rich
For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks of Ottawa County
Since shipping began in earnest on the Great Lakes in 1840’s, Holland and Grand Haven have been important ports. But storms, shifting sands and aging vessels led to shipwrecks, collisions and groundings at these two ports. Local author, Craig Rich, will share the tales of a half dozen of these losses in his multimedia program
Join us for this great event.
Aug 30 – Valerie van Heest
Since its establishment in 1915, Park Township has lived up to its name “PARK”, a place of scenic beauty developed for people’s enjoyment. The parks of Park Township have changed considerably over the last 100+ years. Join Valerie van Heest, exhibit curator, to learn more about the history of our Parks and the plans for the new Park Township Plaza at Ottawa Beach’s new marina.