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+00:00 February 24th, 2019|Historic Ottawa Beach, 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Historic Ottawa Beach|0 Comments