Save the Muskegon Blockhouse

Save the Muskegon Blockhouse

Help save the Muskegon Blockhouse

 

In recent months, the Muskegon Blockhouse has again been under attack from vandals. The original Blockhouse was constructed in 1935, but was destroyed by vandals in 1962. The Blockhouse was rebuilt in 1964. The Blockhouse located within Muskegon State Park is a colonial-style wooden outpost that provides scenic views in all directions of the Muskegon State Park.

After recent news media stories reported increased vandalism to the Blockhouse, park officials received many inquiries on how to donate towards preservation and surveillance. In a joint partnership between the Michigan DNR and the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, a 501-C-3 Not For Profit Organization, a fundraising campaign has been started to raise $10,000 towards the following:

1. $7000 – Installation of a video surveillance system
2. $3000- Graffiti removal including the application of a special wood sealant that repels graffiti.

It is our hope to have reached our goal and improvements made before the 2016 Memorial Day weekend kickoff to summer!

We will not let those who wish to destroy our landmarks prevail! Your help in reaching our goal will preserve this Muskegon Landmark for our community and future generations! A thank-you list of donors will be placed on display at various locations within the park including calls to action encouraging park visitors to report any suspicious activity. Donations are tax-deductible through donations made to Muskegon Sports Council.

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Contributions may also be mailed to:
Muskegon Sports Council Blockhouse Fund
PO Box 5085
N. Muskegon, MI 49445

Thank you for your support!

Muskegon Blockhouse Vandalism Video

March 1, 2016 / 2 Comments / by / in
  • Shaun Grenan says:

    I will gladly donate to this campaign. I am a local French & Indian War reenactor, and would LOVE to do history encampments at the site to educate the public and bring awareness to the plight of this structure and also teach them about Michigan history! I love going to the Blockhouse in my period clothing, as I always get a ton of people asking about my historical outfit and the history of the area. Shaun G – Newaygo, MI

  • Judy Benninger says:

    I was brought up going to the Blockhouse some70 years ago. I have some history on this and a picture had painted from within the Blockhouse. I would be interested in donating my history if their is an area it would be kept in for public to view and appreciate.

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