The history of fighting fire in South Haven, starting in the late 1800s when a bucket brigade was the only line of defense, is featured in an exhibit at the Historical Association of South Haven (HASH).
The exhibit, “When I’m Called to Duty…,” has been assembled and organized by HASH board member Amanda Creeden, with input from retired local firefighters, the book “A Century of Service: South Haven Fire Department” and photographs from the Historical Association archives. It was unveiled Saturday, May 23, during the Historical Association’s spring open house weekend at the association’s headquarters in the former Hartman school, 355 Hubbard St.
It includes historical artifacts from the former South Haven and Casco fire departments.
The Historical Association is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day it is also open on Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
The exhibit is supported by Spencer Manufacturing, Inc., the Do-It Corporation, and Lakeshore Framing.