- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The historic pump house at Holland State Park is being restored as a seasonal museum thanks to a multi-year effort by Ottawa County Parks and Recreation and a local nonprofit.

A dedication ceremony will be held Thursday to give the public a first glance at the renovated structure that was built in 1901. Contractors recently finished repairing the foundation and brick work, replacing the roof, pouring a new concrete floor and preparing the pump house for its new purpose.

The Historic Ottawa Beach Society already has raised about $150,000 to help convert the structure into a museum honoring the legacy of the Ottawa Beach Hotel complex. About $1 million is still needed to complete interior work.

The Pumphouse Museum and Learning Center is expected to open to the public in a few years.


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