Berrien County Historical Association
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The Berrien County Historical Association has striven to collect, preserve, and present the history of Berrien County since its inception in 1967. For more than fifty years, the BCHA has stayed true to this mission through programs, exhibits, tours, and more. As we move into the next phase of our story, we strive to expand how we tell yours.
Visitors to the History Center at the Courthouse Square have the chance to step back in time through our 1830s log cabin and our recreated historic forge to see the world through the eyes of our early settlers, imagine themselves as lawyers, judges, and jurors hearing cases from over 100 years ago, and stand in the place where lawmen and criminals crossed paths.
Through comprehensive exhibits, engaging programs, and long-form trips, we have been able to share our vision with residents of Berrien County and beyond. Our annual signature event has regaled us with stories of the past through eyes of famous people both local and national. Trips to areas such as the East Coast, New Orleans, and South Dakota gave the BCHA the chance to connect local history on a much larger scale. Local high school students bring their mock trials to our courthouse for an authentic experience not found elsewhere. And our exhibits have given voices to the past, be it a dough boy from World War 1 or a group of traders coming westward.
The BCHA continues to evolve to meet the needs of our members, partners, and communities. We invite you to join us on this journey forward into the past.
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Member EventsThursday Jun 11, 2020A monthly lecture series that dives deep into Berrien's history ...read moreSaturday Jun 13, 2020Sunday Jun 14, 2020Monday Jun 15, 2020Tuesday Jun 16, 2020Wednesday Jun 17, 2020Thursday Jun 18, 2020Friday Jun 19, 2020Saturday Jun 20, 2020Sunday Jun 21, 2020Monday Jun 22, 2020Tuesday Jun 23, 2020Wednesday Jun 24, 2020Thursday Jun 25, 2020Friday Jun 26, 2020Saturday Jun 27, 2020Sunday Jun 28, 2020Sunday Jun 28, 2020A musical series that celebrates the world ...read moreMonday Jun 29, 2020Tuesday Jun 30, 2020Wednesday Jul 1, 2020Thursday Jul 2, 2020Friday Jul 3, 2020Saturday Jul 4, 2020Sunday Jul 5, 2020Monday Jul 6, 2020Tuesday Jul 7, 2020Wednesday Jul 8, 2020Thursday Jul 9, 2020Thursday Jul 9, 2020A monthly lecture series that dives deep into Berrien's history ...read moreFriday Jul 10, 2020Saturday Jul 11, 2020Sunday Jul 12, 2020Monday Jul 13, 2020Tuesday Jul 14, 2020Wednesday Jul 15, 2020Thursday Jul 16, 2020Friday Jul 17, 2020Saturday Jul 18, 2020Sunday Jul 19, 2020Monday Jul 20, 2020Tuesday Jul 21, 2020Wednesday Jul 22, 2020Thursday Jul 23, 2020Friday Jul 24, 2020Saturday Jul 25, 2020Sunday Jul 26, 2020Sunday Jul 26, 2020A musical series that celebrates the world ...read moreMonday Jul 27, 2020Tuesday Jul 28, 2020Wednesday Jul 29, 2020Thursday Jul 30, 2020Friday Jul 31, 2020Saturday Aug 1, 2020
From US 31: Take exit 13, left at Snow Road; northbound to Cass Street, turn left, museum on left From I-94: Take exit 28, left at M-139 and travel eastbound, museum on right