Lakeshore Museum Center Wraps Up Color Series With Discussion On Lakes

Community News |Mar 14, 2019|3 min read

Muskegon, Mich. – Community members are invited to the third and final lecture in Lakeshore Museum Center’s Collection by Color speaker series, this time with a focus on the blue waters of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan.


On Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 7 pm., Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel will be gathered in the museum’s auditorium where attendees can dive into a deep discussion about the impact these lakes have had, and continue to have, on Muskegon’s economy.


“Hundreds of years ago our lakes were used for lumbering which was a huge part of our history, but just because that era ended, doesn’t mean the lakes no longer play an important role in our economy,” said Jackie Huss, Program Manager at the museum. She added, “In fact, our lakes are a big part of Muskegon’s rebirth!”


A panel of experts representing various sectors of the community will be sharing how Muskegon’s most valuable resource — water — impacts their industries, and the Muskegon area as a whole, in numerous ways. Known as Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel, the group includes Dr. Al Steinman of Grand Valley State University, Bob Lukens of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dave Alexander of Downtown Muskegon Now and Chuck Canestraight of Sand Products Corp.


“We are honored to have this prestigious collection of speakers come together for such an important and intriguing discussion,” stated Huss. “What better way to wrap up our color-focused lecture series?”


Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel discussion takes place on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm and attendees are encouraged to explore the museum’s Collection by Color exhibit before the program begins.


This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members. Cost for non-residents is just $3. You can reserve your seat by calling 722-0278 or by emailing Jackie Huss at Look for the Lakeshore Museum Center event calendar online at to learn about other, upcoming activities.


Speakers: Dr. Al Steinman, Bob Lukens, Dave Alexander, Chuck Canestraight


About Lakeshore Museum Center


Since 1937, the Lakeshore Museum Center has explored, preserved, and interpreted the history of Muskegon County through historic exhibits, education and cultural-based programs, and special events and presentations for all ages. The Center is comprised of multiple sites and buildings including the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.