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The Golden Age of Passenger Steam Ships – By Valerie van Heest

The Golden Age of Passenger Steam Ships You're invited to attend A live and in person presentation by Valerie van Heest 7:00pm, Monday August 30, 2021 AT the Pump House Museum & Learning Center.  Valerie van Heest will take you back to the early 20th century when STEAM powered industry, STEAM drove the economy, and [...]

By |2021-08-24T21:03:55+00:00August 24th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on The Golden Age of Passenger Steam Ships – By Valerie van Heest

Michigan Places in the Negro Motorist Green Book Presented by M. Christine Byron

The Pump House Museum and Learning Center announces a Live Speaker program to be held in the Museum at 7:00pm on Monday, August 16, 2021 Michigan Places in the Negro Motorist Green Book Presented by M. Christine Byron The “Green Book” as it was commonly called, was a travel guide for African American motorists [...]

By |2021-07-26T12:04:18+00:00July 26th, 2021|Events, Historic Ottawa Beach, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michigan Places in the Negro Motorist Green Book Presented by M. Christine Byron

Research Opportunity – 9-hole Ottawa Beach Golf/Country Club

Paul Wellman, an everyman golf historian and member of the Historic Ottawa Beach Society, is researching the defunct 9-hole Ottawa Beach Golf/Country Club, now the Holland State Park Lake Macatawa Campground. The golf course was built in 1903 and served the Ottawa Beach Resort guest. Circa 1915, the Ottawa Beach Country Club was established with [...]

By |2021-07-14T12:45:38+00:00July 14th, 2021|Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Research Opportunity – 9-hole Ottawa Beach Golf/Country Club

Lakewood Farm and Zoo – by Valerie van Heest

The Pump House Museum and Learning Center Presents Lakewood Farm and Zoo                           Newly listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A live and in person presentation by Valerie van Heest 7:00pm, Monday July 19, 2021 Seating is limited to 50 (fifty) persons. Free admission; donations very much appreciated Lakewood Farm and Zoo is [...]

By |2021-07-13T12:36:41+00:00July 13th, 2021|Events, Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Lakewood Farm and Zoo – by Valerie van Heest

Michigan State Parks Along the West Michigan Lakeshore

Join us for the 2021 Summer Speaker Series - July 5th - 7:00 PM Seating for this event is limited to 50 - no reservations, no admission fee.  Come early to get a seat for this live and in-person presentation. Michigan State Parks Along the West Michigan Lakeshore Michigan State Parks Along the West [...]

By |2021-07-13T12:22:36+00:00June 24th, 2021|Events, Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Michigan State Parks Along the West Michigan Lakeshore

2021 Winter presidential letter and membership renewal forms

Registration Form (PDF) Download I can feel it. It is getting closer. The days are getting longer, and summer will be here before we know it. HOBS is preparing for the Pump House Museum and Learning Center to re-open in early June. HOBS is hoping to have a grand opening event to recognize the [...]

By |2021-02-18T04:17:34+00:00February 18th, 2021|Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on 2021 Winter presidential letter and membership renewal forms

Lakewood Farm -National Register designation

Holland’s Lakewood Farm (Getz Zoo) listed on National Register of Historic Places (Holland, MI) – For immediate release 12-3-2020 The Lakewood Farm property on north Lakeshore Avenue in Holland, formerly owned by Chicago coal executive George F. Getz, has just been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This property, also known as Getz [...]

By |2020-12-07T19:18:15+00:00December 7th, 2020|Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Lakewood Farm -National Register designation

Lakewood Farm and Zoo Discoveries – Aug 1st – Valerie van Heest

Thursday, August 1st beginning at 7 pm, Valerie van Heest will speak in the Pump House Museum and Learning Center on the topic "Lakewood Farm and Zoo Discoveries" Ms. van Heest discovered that a 46-year-old single woman purchased the property along the Lake Michigan shore, built a mansion, created and operated a farm on the [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:44:21+00:00July 30th, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Lakewood Farm and Zoo Discoveries – Aug 1st – Valerie van Heest

Dune Rides – July 18th – M. Christine Byron

"2019 Summer Series" - Facebook   Thursday, Juy 18, the Pump House Museum and Learning Center presents the third in its series of six lively live lectures. M. Christine Byron and Thomas Wilson will delight you with their fascinating and delightful live presentation which they call:    Riding Across the Sands of Time: Dune Rides, [...]

By |2019-07-16T10:37:06+00:00July 16th, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach|Comments Off on Dune Rides – July 18th – M. Christine Byron

Lynn Austin July 11th

Lynn Austin Lynn Austin will tell us more about how she approaching writing her novels when she speaks at the Pump House Museum and Learning Center at 7:00pm on July 11, 2019. Lynn Austin is the American author of many Christian fiction novels and holds the record for most Christy Awards won: eight. One of [...]

By |2019-07-08T03:31:46+00:00July 8th, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lynn Austin July 11th
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