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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- Interactive Exhibits
- Temporary Exhibits
- Lectures & Talks
- Family friendly
Member EventsMonday Aug 10, 2020Tuesday Aug 11, 2020Wednesday Aug 12, 2020Thursday Aug 13, 2020Thursday Aug 13, 2020Friday Aug 14, 2020Saturday Aug 15, 2020Sunday Aug 16, 2020Monday Aug 17, 2020Tuesday Aug 18, 2020Wednesday Aug 19, 2020Thursday Aug 20, 2020Friday Aug 21, 2020Saturday Aug 22, 2020Sunday Aug 23, 2020Sunday Aug 23, 2020A musical series that celebrates the world ...read moreMonday Aug 24, 2020Tuesday Aug 25, 2020Wednesday Aug 26, 2020Thursday Aug 27, 2020Friday Aug 28, 2020Saturday Aug 29, 2020Sunday Aug 30, 2020Wednesday Sep 9, 2020Thursday Sep 10, 2020Thursday Sep 10, 2020Friday Sep 11, 2020Saturday Sep 12, 2020Sunday Sep 13, 2020Monday Sep 14, 2020Tuesday Sep 15, 2020Wednesday Sep 16, 2020Thursday Sep 17, 2020Friday Sep 18, 2020Saturday Sep 19, 2020Sunday Sep 20, 2020Sunday Sep 27, 2020A musical series that celebrates the world ...read moreWednesday Sep 30, 2020Celebrate the opening of the BCHA's next exhibit! ...read moreThursday Oct 1, 2020Thursday Oct 1, 2020Friday Oct 2, 2020Friday Oct 2, 2020Saturday Oct 3, 2020Saturday Oct 3, 2020Sunday Oct 4, 2020Sunday Oct 4, 2020Monday Oct 5, 2020Monday Oct 5, 2020Tuesday Oct 6, 2020Tuesday Oct 6, 2020Wednesday Oct 7, 2020Wednesday Oct 7, 2020Thursday Oct 8, 2020Thursday Oct 8, 2020Thursday Oct 8, 2020Friday Oct 9, 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