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 2019 Special Events Calendar for more details.

Upcoming Events


Make a Splash with Trash!


Friday, August 30, 2019

9 AM - 11 AM

This free event is sponsored by the Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven Center for the Arts, the South Haven Memorial Library, and the South Haven Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. Meet at the Michigan Maritime Museum to collect your bucket and gloves then head to North Beach and start collecting your art supplies (trash!). When you're done, come on back to the Museum where the Center for the Arts will help you make a unique piece of art from what you collected to take home. Read all about our freshwater and ways you can help keep our Great Lakes so great at the South Haven Public Library.

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.