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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 EventsSunday Sep 27, 2020Wednesday 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, 2020A monthly lecture series that dives deep into Berrien's history ...read moreFriday Oct 9, 2020Friday Oct 9, 2020Saturday Oct 10, 2020Saturday Oct 10, 2020Sunday Oct 11, 2020Sunday Oct 11, 2020Monday Oct 12, 2020Monday Oct 12, 2020Tuesday Oct 13, 2020Tuesday Oct 13, 2020Wednesday Oct 14, 2020Wednesday Oct 14, 2020Thursday Oct 15, 2020Thursday Oct 15, 2020Friday Oct 16, 2020Friday Oct 16, 2020Saturday Oct 17, 2020Saturday Oct 17, 2020Sunday Oct 18, 2020Sunday Oct 18, 2020Monday Oct 19, 2020Monday Oct 19, 2020Tuesday Oct 20, 2020Tuesday Oct 20, 2020Wednesday Oct 21, 2020Wednesday Oct 21, 2020Thursday Oct 22, 2020Thursday Oct 22, 2020Friday Oct 23, 2020Friday Oct 23, 2020Saturday Oct 24, 2020Saturday Oct 24, 2020Sunday Oct 25, 2020Sunday Oct 25, 2020Sunday Oct 25, 2020Monday Oct 26, 2020Monday Oct 26, 2020Tuesday Oct 27, 2020Tuesday Oct 27, 2020Wednesday Oct 28, 2020Wednesday Oct 28, 2020Thursday Oct 29, 2020Thursday Oct 29, 2020Friday Oct 30, 2020Friday Oct 30, 2020Saturday Oct 31, 2020Saturday Oct 31, 2020Sunday Nov 1, 2020Sunday Nov 1, 2020Monday Nov 2, 2020Monday Nov 2, 2020Tuesday Nov 3, 2020Tuesday Nov 3, 2020Wednesday Nov 4, 2020Wednesday Nov 4, 2020Thursday Nov 5, 2020Friday Nov 6, 2020Saturday Nov 7, 2020Sunday Nov 8, 2020Monday Nov 9, 2020Tuesday Nov 10, 2020Wednesday Nov 11, 2020Thursday Nov 12, 2020Thursday Nov 12, 2020A monthly lecture series that dives deep into Berrien's history ...read moreFriday Nov 13, 2020Saturday Nov 14, 2020Sunday Nov 15, 2020Monday Nov 16, 2020Tuesday Nov 17, 2020Wednesday Nov 18, 2020Thursday Nov 19, 2020Friday Nov 20, 2020Saturday Nov 21, 2020Sunday Nov 22, 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