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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Geoffrey Reynolds Presentation – July 3rd.

Geoffrey Reynolds  On July 3rd, Geoffrey will tell us about Holland’s boat and shipbuilders. Mr. Reynolds is the author of the book “Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition” This 2018 book tells the stories behind the boat builders and shipyards – both large and small – who designed, fabricated and sold boats in [...]

By |2019-07-01T12:22:22+00:00June 21st, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach|0 Comments

Pumphouse Doors – Missing?

"The east and west outside doors on the PH are missing!"Not to worry: Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department, from whom HOBS leases the building, has carefully removed the doors and taken them to their maintenance shop for refinishing. Under the guidance of OCPR's maintenance director, Tom Dorton, the outside faces of the doors will [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:44:56+00:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 New Exhibit – Hotel Artifacts

HOBS is pleased to announce a new exhibit in the Pump House Museum and Learning Center this season While there is no evidence that there was a gift shop in the hotel, our current display of hotel artifacts includes a woman's lipstick which was the clue that there was a shop which offered small items [...]

By |2019-02-24T12:29:05+00:00February 24th, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing 2019 Events

This year we will be promoting the museum as a venue where outside groups may hold their meetings, parties and special events in the spring and fall. In July and August, we will be open to the public every afternoon seven days a week so that the general public may enjoy the Pump House Museum. [...]

By |2019-02-24T12:24:30+00:00February 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Events

The Pumphouse Museum and Learning Center announces first of its “Summer Event Series” The Pumphouse Museum and Learning Center announces the first of its “Summer Event Series” presentations which will feature John Gronberg, President, Holland Harbor Historic Lighthouse Commission and Valerie VanHeest, principal of Lafferty and VanHeest. The presentation is entitled: “Big Red: Everything You [...]

By |2018-07-03T03:47:30+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 5th 2018 – Big Red: Everything You Thought You Knew But Didn’t

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 [...]

By |2018-07-03T03:42:34+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Historic Ottawa Beach|0 Comments

Hotel Ottawa Original Register Donation

In the fall of 2017, the Historic Ottawa Beach Society received a rare artifact: the only known guest register from the Hotel Ottawa.  This large volume covers the years 1893 through August of 1895 when the Hotel Ottawa consisted of the original hotel built in 1886 and the annex, built a few years later. Our [...]

By |2018-06-16T14:57:13+00:00October 15th, 2017|Historic Ottawa Beach|0 Comments
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