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 2016 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events

September 30 - Membership Appreciation Party

October 15 - MMM Lecture Series: A Star Is Born: Restoring the 36' MLB 36460

October 21-22 - Haunted Museum

October 31 - Museum Trick-or-Treat

Michigan Maritime Museum Presents: Haunted Asylum


Prepare yourself for horrific thrills and terrifying chills at the Haunted Asylum at the Michigan Maritime Museum.  Visitors will navigate through the campus past chilling sights, blood curdling sounds, and disturbing apparitions in an attempt to make it out alive.  This event is only for brave souls 14 years old and up.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Haunted Asylum will take place October 21st and 22nd from 8 to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person.  Tickets are available online and in the Museum gift shop.

Haunted Asylum Tickets

Membership Appreciation Party


The Michigan Maritime Museum invites Members to join us for our annual Membership Appreciation party! 

Have a delicious dinner with your fellow Museum members while enjoying a lovely view of the harbor.  Several awards will be given out to show our appreciation to our amazing volunteers.

Please RSVP with Ashley Deming at or call (269) 637-8078 ext. 3.

What a great way to wrap up our Summer 2016 season! 

MMM Lecture Series


A Star Is Born: Restoring the 36' MLB

Featuring Speaker: George Powell

George Powell will be presenting a slide show and talk detailing the steps he and his crew undertook in the restoration of USCG 36460 Motor Life Boat, loaned by Jeff Shook and now docked at MMM. An initial phase of restoration prepared the boat for its role in the movie The Finest Hours, and a second phase completed the restoration to the original MLB duty configuration, as well as preparing the vessel for carrying passengers.

George has been working on boat building, repair, and restoration (as well as the occasional curvilinear construction project on land) since 1974. He has worked at patternmaking, molding, and finishing out of traditional vessels from 8’ to 32’ in FRP, and major restorations of wooden vessels from 14’ to 44’, mostly sailboats. 
He has worked mainly in Leelanau County, MI, but also in New England, the Pacific Northwest, and San Francisco Bay. He has worked from his current shop in Suttons Bay, MI since 2000. 
Prior to the 36460 restoration he and his crew completed a total rebuild of an operational 1933 26’ Lifesaving Motor Surf Boat, also for Jeff Shook. 


Join us for the first of our Fall Lecture Series on the Michigan Maritime Museum campus on October 15th from 11 am to 12 pm.  Admission is $8 for Adults & $7 for Seniors.  Museum Members are free.

Museum Trick-or-Treat


Join us at the Michigan Maritime Museum on Halloween (October 31st) for a FREE Trick-or-Treating family event from 4 pm to 6 pm. Collect candy at 5 different stations around the Museum campus! This event is for kids ages toddler to 10 years old. Children must be in costume and be accompanied by an adult.