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Upcoming Events

December 15 -- Christmas at the Keeper's House

January 16 -- Maritime Lecture Series: Truscott Boats: International Manufacturing Marvel on Lake Michigan featuring speaker Jennifer Richmond-Ananbeh, Collections Manager, The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

Christmas at the Keeper's House


Join the Michigan Maritime Museum and the South Haven Memorial Library for a family event Saturday December 15th. From 10 am to 11 am there will be a holiday craft activity at the Library followed by children's book readings about the Christmas Tree Ship on the top of each hour, hot cocoa, Christmas tree cookies, sledding, and a little nautical holiday shopping from 12 pm to 3 pm at the historic Keeper's House. 

The event is free to attend. Donations are appreciated. Enjoy Christmas at the Keeper's House this holiday season!

In addition to this event, all children (4 to 17 years old) receive free admission to the Museum all day Saturday December 15th. It is a great opportunity to bring the entire family!


Children's Craft: 10 am to 11 pm

South Haven Memorial Library 314 Broadway St., South Haven


Christmas at the Keeper's House: 12 pm to 3 pm

Light Keeper's House 91 Michigan Ave., South Haven

Maritime Lecture Series: Truscott Boats: International Manufacturing Marvel on Lake Michigan


Maritime Lecture Series: Truscott Boats: International Manufacturing Marvel on Lake Michigan

Featuring speaker: Jennifer Richmond-Ananbeh, Collections Manager, The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center.

Join the Michigan Maritime Museum in listening to the story of the Truscott Boat Manufacturing Company and the integral role this family-owned company played in local, regional, national and international history, spanning both World Wars. The company produced everything from small rowboats, large yachts and military craft, to manufacturing every component in-house. Their patented designs and revered manufacturing processes hold a special place in wooden boat building history and tradition the world over.

Jennifer, a native of Mattawan, Michigan has served as a Conservation Consultant for The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center since 2011. Mrs. Ananbeh brings in-depth knowledge of the technical needs to properly preserve and display museum collections at The Heritage Museum. She joined the HMCC staff as Museum Specialist in 2015; while also working as Archivist for the Historical Association of South Haven as well as Preservation Specialist for the City of Niles, Michigan. Previously, she has worked on conservation projects for the Chapin Mansion at the Niles History Center, Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections, and the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver, as well as various projects in Florence, Italy. She earned her B.A. in Fine Art, minor in Art History with honors from Western Michigan University and an Art Conservation Degree from SACI in Florence, Italy. She has lived in South Haven, Michigan since 1999.

The Museum will open at noon the day of the lecture, so that guests and visitors planning on attending the lecture have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibits and campus.

Wednesday November 14th

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Adults $8, Senior $7 and free to Museum Members.

Photo: Truscott’s 38-foot Cabined Launch advertisement as seen in their 1899 catalogue.