Something exciting is always happening at the Museum. Have fun learning in a class or participate in an event. There is an activity sure to please everyone. Check out our Special Events Calendar for more details.


Black River Open Paddle


Saturday, September 14, 2019

10 AM - Noon

Join Michigan Maritime Museum members, volunteers, and other paddlers for a beautiful fall paddle on the serene Black River in South Haven. This event is open to all ages and levels in every area of paddling be it canoe or SUP. The purpose is to enjoy the river with your fellow paddlers and maybe learn a little something along the way. The Museum will provide a guide to lead the event. Paddlers are responsible for their own equipment/rentals. All paddlers will meet at the Black River Public Launch and paddle upriver for approximately an hour before returning to the launch. Following the event, participants are welcome to gather at Harbor Light Brewing in downtown South Haven for a brew and to share some paddling stories. This event is free. Donations to the Museum are appreciated. For information or to register, contact or call 269-637-8078 ext. 3.

Great Lakes Ghosts


Saturday, October 19, 2019

7 PM - 9 PM

Legendary Great Lakes balladeer Lee Murdock will be performing "Great Lakes Ghosts" at the MMM. This is a narrated concert featuring songs of supernatural legends and spooky tales of ghost ships, haunted lighthouses, and unexplained phenomena. Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for members, $5 kids (under 4yo free).

Maritime Lecture Series- Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

What is it about lighthouses that attract ghostly spirits? Maybe it’s simply a passion that will not go away. Lighthouse keepers were known to be extremely dedicated to their profession and it seems that many were never able to give it up — even after death. More than 30 lights in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. From the smell of cigar smoke at Seul Choix Point Light to the mysterious housekeeping at White River Light Station and the antics at Waugoshance Shoal, these stories will entertain all ages. Author and historian Diana Stampfler will tell the ghostly tales of her research at the Museum. This event is part of the MMM's Maritime Lecture Series. Adults $8, Free to Museum Members.