Historical Association’s spring open house weekend



The exhibit, "When I’m Called to Duty…", will be featured during the Historical Association’s Spring Open House Weekend - Saturday, May 23, from 7-9 p.m and Sunday, May 24, 1 to 4 p.m.

 

 

Sherman Dairy Ice Cream Social

Sherman's ice cream social

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015, 2-4pm - The Ninth Annual Sherman's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. The Casco Band is a regular to provide entertainment.

 

 

Songs of South Haven



South Haven in Stories and Song - Saturday, June 19th, 2015 - 7:30 pm at Listiak Auditorium - Always a popular program, features local musicians Andru Bemis, Pamela Chappell, Jim Hughey, Andy Hughey, Joe Foster and Storyteller Roger Horton.

48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower

Join us Aug. 7 to celebrate National Lighthouse Day by donating funds for government and community leaders as they spend 48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower as part of the first-ever Lighthouse Sit.

"Light the Way" schedule of events PDF Print E-mail

 

South Haven lighthouse fundraising campaign brings in $115,000 so far - MLive

 

 

South Haven lighthouse restoration project kicks off campaign:

The South Haven lighthouse is in need of major repairs. The Historical Association of South Haven is kicking off their campaign on February 26, 2015. Ed Appleyard, treasurer of the Historical Association, created a gofundme campaign asking the public for donations.

May 20, 2015 at 12:05 PM - SOUTH HAVEN, MI — The campaign to restore South Haven's beloved lighthouse has raised $115,000 so far -- more than one-third of its goal.

The Historical Association of South Haven, owner of the century-old lighthouse, began a soft launch earlier this year and is now kicking its fundraising campaign into full gear. One of the highlights of the campaign will be the first-ever Lighthouse Sit on Aug. 7, which is National Lighthouse Day. During the event, local and state leaders will take turns sitting on the balcony of the lighthouse to raise money.

View the Full Article on MLive >>>

First-ever Lighthouse Sit on Aug 7 - National Lighthouse Day

The committee also plans to sell brick pavers that will be installed at South Beach along with a monument that will list the names of major donors after the fundraising campaign concludes.  

  • June 19-Aug. 29: Light the Way art exhibit, South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix. Portion of proceeds from art sales will go to the lighthouse preservation campaign.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: "Ladies of the Light" historical program, 7-9 p.m. Listen as speaker Dianna Stampfler recounts the lives of female lightkeepers dating back to the early 1840s, Lighthouse Keepers House, 91 Michigan Ave., South Haven.
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  • Friday, Aug. 7: Light the Way Lighthouse Sit, 7 a.m.-sunset. Watch as legislative and community leaders take turns sitting on the Lighthouse balcony to raise funds for preserving our famous beacon.
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  • Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31: "Michigan's Ghostly Beacons" historical program, Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave. Listen as speaker Dianna Stampfler tells about the nearly two dozen lighthouses in Michigan reported to be haunted. Diane will present her program at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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"When I’m Called to Duty…" PDF Print E-mail

 

The history of fighting fire in South Haven, starting in the late 1800s when a bucket brigade was the only line of defense, will be featured in an exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend at the Historical Association of South Haven (HASH).

The exhibit, “When I’m Called to Duty…,” has been assembled and organized by HASH board member Amanda Creeden, with input from retired local firefighters, the book “A Century of Service: South Haven Fire Department” and photographs from the Historical Association archives. It will be featured during the Historical Association’s spring open house weekend. It will be unveiled Saturday, May 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the association’s headquarters in the former Hartman school, 355 Hubbard St. It will include historical artifacts from the former South Haven and Casco fire departments. Two vintage fire trucks that served South Haven, a 1923 American LaFrance and a 1946 American LaFrance, will be displayed along with some current emergency services equipment.

On Sunday, May 24, 1 to 4 p.m., the HASH and the South Haven Fire Dept. will provide a family-oriented day and, in addition to the exhibit being open, there will be demonstrations and activities especially for the kids coordinated by members of South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES). The vintage engines will be there as well as a modern fire engine and a rescue vehicle.

The exhibit was supported by Spencer Manufacturing, Inc. and the Do-It Corporation.

The Historical Association is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day it is also open on Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

 

 
Saving the South Haven Lighthouse PDF Print E-mail

 

The Fundraising Drive Continues!
 

Donate to Saving the South Haven Light on southhavenlight.org >>>

Or send a check to HASH:

Historical Association of South Haven
PO Box 552
South Haven, MI 49090

Plan on attending one of our fundraising drive events:

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and a video presentation about our famious lighthouse during our Kick-off Fundraising Celebration Thursday, May 7 at the South Haven Yacht Club.

Purchase one of our chapbooks that highlights local poetry, short stories and artwork focusing on the lighthouse.

Join us Aug. 7 to celebrate National Lighthouse Day by donating funds for government and community leaders as they spend 48 hours at the top of our lighthouse tower as part of the first-ever Lighthouse Sit.

View the flyer for more on saving the South Haven Lighthouse Open/Download the flyer >>>

 
The South Haven Pier Light PDF Print E-mail

Fantastic video (below) about the South Haven Lighthouse. Visit southhavenlight.org for more info about the light. Plus, follow a historical series about the origins of the South Haven Pier Light from the book - The Harbor Light, 1872-1960 by Jeanette Stieve, with photos from the Appleyard collection.



The light house at the south pierhead in South Haven, Michigan needs extensive restoration due to years of corrosion and lack of maintenance. You would not know the lighthouse needed work by observing it from the harbor entrance of this Southwest Michigan town. It has been standing guard here since 1903.

 
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