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. Looking to sail on Friends Good Will or try one of our other "on-water" experiences? Check out our 2013 Friends Good Will Schedule and our Special Events Calendar
Check out these special events for the 2013 Season!
May 11 Girl Scout Day
May 24 Blessing of the Fleet
May 24 Public Sails Begin
June 20 Youth Pirate Chaser Sails Begin
June 15 Bernida! A Celebration of Sailing
June 21 Vessel Salute - 6 pm!
June 22 Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival
Click Here for Exhibitor Registration Packet!
June 30 Rotary Pancake Breakfast
July 3 Fireworks Sail
July 20 Fish Boil
July 26-28 Solo Canoe Building Class
August 21-23 Family Boat Building Class
August 31 Outboard Motor Swap Meet
September 29 Lecture Series
October 27 Lecture Series
October 31 Halloween Haunted Ship Event
November 24 Lecture Series
Note: *New Weekend for Harborfest* June 20-23, 2013
Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival 2013
The Classic Boat Show is an annual event held in coordination of the Michigan Maritime Museum and the Traditional Small Craft Association. Boaters and their vessels from all over come to show off their crafts, trades, and hobbies. This is an all day event, and admission includes a tour of the Michigan Maritime Museum. Regular admission prices for the Museum apply. Concessions will be available, as well as activities for the family!
For those interested in participating in the show as an exhibitor: please find the link for the registration packet below.
War on the Great Lakes Lecture Series
Along with our newest exhibit, War! on the Great Lakes, comes a series of renowned speakers on the subject of the War of 1812. These events are free for members, make a great family outing, and are open to the public as well! Come join us for a lecture series that will be exciting, meaningful, and educational.
July 29, 2012 - Jim Spurr: The Life and Lessons of Oliver Hazard Perry
September 23, 2012 - Harold Youmans: Causes of the War Relevant to Michigan Territory
October 28, 2012 - Phil Porter: War of 1812 Events in the Straits of Mackinac
November 25, 2012 Brian Dunnigan: Detroit, Frontier Metropolis
January 27, 2013 Gordon Laco: The Royal Navy on Michigan's Shores and Harbors
April 28, 2013 CANCELLED
and more to come! Keep an eye out for new additions!
The War on the Great Lakes Lecture Series is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Michigan Maritime Museum Wines
Here is a delicious way to support the Michigan Maritime Museum! Friends Good Will and Lindy Lou souvenir wines and sparkling fruit juices are produced by the St. Julian Winery and are now available at selected South Haven wine retailers.