Scolnik House of the Depression Era

The Scolnik House of the Depression Era is open for the season.

The Scolnik House of the Depression Era tells the story of families living in Muskegon during the Great Depression. The house has undergone an extensive renovation and includes period appropriate carpet, paint and linoleum flooring, period-appropriate wallpaper, furniture in a variety of styles, and radios on each floor to play music and radio shows from the era. The Scolnik House is also a gentle-touch historic house, allowing a unique chance to more fully experience the decade of the 1930s. Visitors can try on period clothing, help do laundry, and explore the garden all while learning of the hardships brought about by the Great Depression.

The home is named for Herman and Ida Scolnik who raised their family during the Depression. Their son Bob and his wife Merle are longtime residents of Muskegon County and supporters of the Lakeshore Museum Center.

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