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85 South Rutledge
P.O. Box 54
Pentwater, MI 49449
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Guide By Cell

Lessons in Pentwater History
By Ron Beeber

If you are curious about an event, artifact, building, or person in Pentwater’s history before the museum is scheduled to open, there are at least three ways you can find out more! First, go to the website and watch the 18-minute video about the museum.
Second, go to the PHS Website and click on "News & Events" > "Newsletters," and then browse an interesting collection of past newsletters we have posted there.
Third, access our Guide by Cell service anywhere in the world!
Dial +1 (231) 720-0291. Pentwater Historical Museum visitors can dial this number to
listen to 53 recorded narratives that explain various exhibits/artifacts that are on display.
Each recording is 45 seconds to 2 minutes in length.
You can listen to as many as you wish at a time. Simply dial the phone number shown above, then press any number between 1 and 53, followed by.


Guide By Cell Subjects

  1. Ed Bigelow
  2. Signs from former businesses
  3. History Overview of Pentwater
  4. Charles Mears
  5. Pentwater Channel
  6. The Mary Stewart
  7. Eldred Shingle Mill
  8. Carrie Mears/History of Mears State Park
  9. Map of Middlesex
  10. Birdland Sign and Building
  11. Furniture making
  12. Shipwrecks/Three Vessels 1
  13. U.S. Life Saving Station
  14. Pentwater veterans audio interviews
  15. Pentwater High School artifacts/yearbook/class photos
  16. Original weathervane
  17. Old pump organ
  18. Native American Artifacts
  19. Henry Carter Johnson collection
  20. Pentwater News Collection
  21. Channel ferry
  22. Swing Bridge
  23. Train Depot
  24. Hotel Valeria/White Elephant
  25. Pentwater Yacht Club
  26. Left-hand display cabinet in center of floor
  27. Right-hand display case in center of floor
  28. Native Americans in the Civil War/Company K
  29. Nickerson Inn
  30. Ships on Lake Michigan/Shipwrecks Lost & Found
  31. Brickyard
  32. Movie Houses
  33. Novadoc Bell and Ship’s Wheel
  34. Undertakers
  35. Commercial Fishing
  36. Coast Guardsman Jack Dipert
  37. Pentwater Fire Department
  38. Log Ladder
  39. Steam Pumper Fire Engine “Oceana”
  40. Cemeteries
  41. Origin of Pentwater Community House/Hall
  42. About Pentwater Community Hall
  43. Large “Scrapbook” Display
  44. Three Hancock Street Hotels
  45. Four Lodging Businesses
  46. Cabins and Campgrounds
  47. Filling Stations
  48. Two Houses on Green Street
  49. Several More Stories About Native Americans
  50. Thanks for coming
  51. Dumaw Creek
  52. W.B.O. Sands/Home
  53. Horse Racing in Pentwater

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