3080 E. Colby Street
Whitehall, MI 49461
Phone: (231) 894-4848
Fax: (231) 893-1705
Arts & Museums
Located in a vintage 1875 lighthouse, this museum offers exhibits and artifacts showing what life was like in the Great Lakes. Items include photographs, paintings, and newspaper articles about the lighthouse, shipping, and lumbering.
Anchored in Muskegon, the SS Silversides SS-236 is a submarine used in World War II. Now, a part of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum, the place was made open to public in 1987. A highly informative and educational visit, the museum also offers various educational programs and events for the benefit of school children. Overnight camps for school groups, Boy Scouts and such are often organized on the historic vessel. In 2008, the museum expanded to Robert G. Morin Facility which houses many artifacts, paraphernalia pertaining to World War II ships and submarines, and wartime sea traffic.
Muskegon Museum of Art was founded as the Hackley Art Museum in 1912 and had created quite a stir in the international press after its establishment. It was given its new name in 1980 when it moved to its present location. This beautiful art facility is one of the most esteemed art museums in Midwest America. Its collection includes sculpture, glass works, paintings, prints and textiles. It features master-artists like Burchfield, Cassatt, Hopper, Bonnard, Pissarro, Rembrandt, Renoir and Matisse. Their repertoire will make any collector proud. This museum also holds educational programs, festivals and temporary exhibits.
The history of the Tri-Cities and Northwest Ottawa County is featured at this historical museum which is situated on the banks of the Grand River and features two floors of exhibits and artifacts of the region such as exhibits on logging and fur trading, railroads, lumbering, and maritime exhibits.