Archives

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The collection is mostly documents. To view everything in the Archive Catalog use "All Items."

Art

15
Artworks with an emphasis on works by local artists or works that illustrate local places

Burr Tillstrom Collection

2
A collection of articles, photographs, sketches, letters, puppets and other artifacts from Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer. Burr Tillstrom (1917-1985) was the first puppeteer to reach millions of American television viewers with shows that were witty, charming, and yet sophisticated enough to appeal to adults as well as children He is most well known for the Kukla, Fran, and Ollie show . Burr's hand puppets were always simple and his sets and props were minimal.

Curator’s Choice Exhibit

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The “Curator’s Choice” exhibit spotlights 30 works of painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and metal from the Saugatuck Douglas History Center’s permanent Collection. The exhibit opened November 2021.

Fishing, Commercial

1
Commercial Fishing in Saugatuck-Douglas, circa 1860 to 1970

Library

34
A collection of approximately 300 books dealing with the history of the Saugatuck Douglas and surrounding area from the earliest recorded times to the present. Features local authors and historic books.

Maps

6
A collection of maps of the Saugatuck-Douglas area at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. Included in the collection are both reference maps and thematic maps covering the extent of western Allegan County. This includes government surveys, fire insurance maps, advertisements, drawings, aerial photographs, housing development plans, and other spatial renderings of the Saugatuck-Douglas area.

Objects

33

Photos

33

Postcards

4

Simmons @ Midcentury

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Photos taken from 1941 to 1961 by William "Bill" Simmons

Singapore, Michigan

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Singapore was a lumbering town near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. It was founded in 1836 and once bustled with two active mill, a harbor full of boats, a store, and a bank which printed its own currency. When the lumber boon ended, gradually, Singapore was carted away. What little was left has been covered by the blowing sand.

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