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Oceana Historical Park Museum Complex

 

5809 Fox Road, Mears Michigan

June, July & August
Open Weekends 1pm-4pm

In The Park

 Swift Lathers Museum
(Pictured above)
Built in 1893.  Currently furnished as when the Lathers lived there from 1935 to 1970.  Some Art & Crafts features are the bookcase dividers in the living room, the beautiful carved glass doors, stenciled crown moldings and dark woodwork all original to the home.
Home of the Mearz News - "The World's Smallest Newz Paper" 

Click here for more about the house, the family, Swift & the Mears Newz

 

Tool Museum  
Farm Tools, Logging Equipment, Dairy Machinery and an Inside 3-holer

 

Boynton Cottage Museum
Built in 1909 by Rev. Malbourne Boynton
Moved from the lakeshore in 1982

   

 

Robinson Museum
Old time laundry, Dentist's Office, Doctor's Office, Post Office and changing exhibits

Click here for information about the history of the Robinson Museum.

Transportation Museum
From horse and buggy to the present
Boats, farm trucks, tractors, horse drawn transportation, trains and a depot, dune buggies and much more.  Includes a 12' x 40' mural of transportation in Oceana County

 

Swedish Church
Built the spring of 1898 - Dedicated June 1898

This charming country church was acquired in 1985 from the disbanding congregation of the local Swedish Mission Covenant Church.  The church seats 80-100 people and is available for small weddings, reunions, anniversary celebrations, club and other meetings.

Charter Members were
Mr & Mrs Lars Haggquist, Mr & Mrs Peter Johnson, Mr & Mrs Lars Jenson, 
Mr & Mrs Hans Larson, Mr & Mrs Magnus Peterson, Mr & Mrs Peter Anderson,
Mr & Mrs Fred Peterson, Mr & Mrs Hon Lind, and Mrs Alfred Pearson.

 

AND

Old Town Hall
at 5698 Fox Road
(just one block east of the park)
Home of our Country School Room
New Exhibits each Summer! 

 

 

 

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society
114 Dryden Street
Hart, Michigan 49420
email: info@oceanahistory.org
Phone: 231-873-2600


 

 

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