The Historic Ottawa Beach Society (HOBS) incorporated in 2010 as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and now operates the Pump House Museum and Learning Center.

The mission of HOBS to foster cultural and environmental stewardship of Michigan’s historic Ottawa Beach and environs by preserving and interpreting its wonders, memories, and stories. Its first major project has been to work with Ottawa County to renovate the historic Pump House and build associated rest room facilities in order to convert the building into the new Pump House Museum and Learning Center.   (Read more about the multi-year effort here)

The Society is governed by a board of Directors. The current board is made up of the following officers and board members:

  • Daniel Aument , President
  • Nancy P. Gillette , Vice President
  • Steve Engers , Treasurer
  • Denise Smyk,  Secretary
  • Joyce Flipse-Smith
  • Jim Becher
  • Barbara Armstrong
  • Rick Van Til, Sr. 
  • Amanda Price

For more information please contact us [email protected]