Upcoming Programs

Join us for the following upcoming programs:

Be sure to also check out our list of upcoming Bus Trips! 


“They Had to Go Out”: United States Life Saving Service in Michigan’s Thumb
Saturday, October 21st – 10:00AM
Location: Fort Gratiot Light Station

Using his original artwork and period photographs, Robert McGreevy will tell the story about two tragic rescues that took place in the area and describe what life was really like for the men in the Life Saving Service.

TICKETS: PHM Members: FREE or Guests: $5 per person

Preregister by calling 810-982-0891, ext. 110 or purchase your tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com (click here).


About Town: The Thomas Edison Heritage Tour
Saturday, October 21st – 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Thomas Edison Depot

The Port Huron Museum proudly announces a new trolley tour program, highlighting Thomas Edison’s life in Port Huron, called “About Town: The Thomas Edison Heritage Tour, hosted by “Depot” Dave Dazer. The inaugural tour will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Special cost is $15.00 for Museum members and $20.00 for guests, and last about 2 hours.
Many visitors and residents know that Port Huron is “The Boyhood Home of Tom Edison”, but do you know:
•How Edison relates to the big rock in Pine Grove Park or how it got there?
•What did young Tom do here and how does it relate to the historic Thomas Edison Depot Museum?
•Where exactly was the Edison Family home site?
•How was the family patriarch, Sam Edison, regarded as a citizen?
•The story of the “Young Tom Edison” world movie premiere in Port Huron in 1940?
•Can you locate the family plot in Lakeside Cemetery, and who is buried there?

Join our resident expert on all-things-Edison, Depot Dave Dazer, on a narrated trolley tour around Port Huron to see the locations and hear the stories of the Edison family and their lives here during and after Thomas’ departure to New Jersey.
The tour will begin at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum, on the Edison Parkway, beneath the Blue Water Bridges. Guests will board the Blue Water Transit Trolley and visit 6+ locations in Port Huron that are relevant to the Edison story, all narrated by the Depot Museum site manager, Dave Dazer.
Join us on this inaugural tour, at the special price of $15.00 and $20.00. SEATING IS VERY LIMITED! Please call today to reserve your space.

DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Thomas Edison Depot Museum, 510 Edison Parkway, beneath the Blue Water Bridges
Cost: $15.00 PHM members and students, $20.00 guests
Terms: Payment due at time of registration, Nonrefundable, unless canceled by PHM

This tour is planned to become a regular Museum program, for groups of 20 or more, by reservation. Hop on board to history!

Our thanks to Blue Water Transit for their considerations.

Preregister by calling 810-982-0891, ext. 110 or purchase your tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com (click here).


Paranormal Investigation of the Fort Gratiot Light Station
Saturday, October 21st – 7:00PM – Midnight
Location: Fort Gratiot Light Station

Join the Motor City Ghost Hunters as they return to the Fort Gratiot Light Station to investigate paranormal activity. This group of paranormal enthusiasts volunteer their time and talents to explore historical landmarks and even private homes in search of paranormal activity, using a variety of techniques and equipment.*

Explore this historical 1829 Fort Gratiot Lighthouse with the Motor City Ghost Hunter team. Discover for yourself the paranormal activity at this old guiding light structure, which has been a pivot point for many tragedies and triumphant events. Exploration will be from 7 pm – 12:00 am. Adults 18 and over. Cost of the program is $35.00 per person (museum members) and $40.00 (non-members) for the presentation with the Motor City Ghost Hunters. Registration and prepayment is required two weeks in advance and is non-refundable.

Overnight– We are also offering an overnight at the Fort Gratiot Light Station Duplex building (a former two-family residence) to the adult Ghost Hunter participants for $100 per room. This price includes up to 4 people per room, additional participants $25. Each room accommodates a maximum of 6 guests. Must be 21 or older to reserve a room. The overnight starts at 1:00 am – 9:00 am, after the ghost hunt. (Overnight groups may check in at 6:00 p.m.) For more details or to book a room, please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator at 810-982-0891 ext. 118, Email: [email protected]. Due to the high demand for this program, all ticket and rental sales are final; no refunds will be given for cancelled reservations.

* This event is for entertainment purposes only and is subject to personal interpretation.

Museum Members: $35.00 per adult
Guests: $40.00 per adult
Tickets may be purchased by calling (810) 982-0891 or ordering online via Eventbrite (click here).


“Collision! Calling All Vessels!”
Saturday, November 18th – 10:00AM
Location: Fort Gratiot Light Station

Shipwreck diver David Trotter will tell of the vessel W.C. Franz that sank November 21, 1934 in Lake Huron, as well as the heroic efforts to save her crew by the steamer Loomis. Follow the divers as they explore the beautifully preserved wreck for the first time since 1934.

TICKETS: PHM Members: FREE or Guests: $5 per person

Preregister by calling 810-982-0891, ext. 110 or purchase your tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com (click here).


Candlelight Tours of the Fort Gratiot Light Station
Saturdays, November 18th thru December 16th – 5:00PM – 8:00PM*
Location: Fort Gratiot Light Station

See the fresh greens, décor, winter on the beach and lighthouse tower all decked out for the holidays by lantern light. Includes a rare night time tower climb, weather permitting. Cost is $10.00 per adult, $8.00 per student or senior for a 45 minute tour. Premier members at no charge.

*The first candlelight tour leaves at 5:00PM with tours leaving every half hour until close. The 7:30PM tour is the final tour of the night and consists of just a tower climb. Closed toe shoes are required to climb the tower; no flip flops, sandals, or high heels will be permitted in the tower. Tower climbs are weather permitting.

*Candlelight Tours  continue on Saturdays through 12/16/17

TICKETS: PHM Members: FREE, Adults $10, Students/Seniors(60+) $8, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children Under 18) $25

Preregister by calling 810-982-0891, ext. 110 or purchase your tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com (click here).


“Kinsman Memories”
Saturday, December 9th – 10:00AM
Location: Fort Gratiot Light Station

After befriending the president of the Kinsman company, Robert Campbell was offered rides on their vessels every year from 1984-1994. Follow Robert Campbell on his trips on four of the Kinsman vessels, including the Kinsman Independent and Kinsman Enterprise.

TICKETS: PHM Members: FREE or Guests: $5 per person

Preregister by calling 810-982-0891, ext. 110 or purchase your tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com (click here).


Interested in joining us on one of our regular bus trips? Click here for more information on the trips we currently have scheduled.