Special Exhibits and Popular Attractions

Dear Santa Holiday Exhibit

Dear Santa Holiday Exhibit

Throughout the month of December, visitors will be able to step back in time as they explore our newest exhibit, Dear Santa! Photos and artifacts from the BCHA collections will be on display inside the Sheriff's House to celebrate the frenzy of Christmas morning. This exhibit is free and guests will be invited to share their own holiday wishes!

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Free Public Programs

Kindle Your Christmas Spirit

Kindle Your Christmas Spirit

Kindle Your Christmas Spirit

Kick off the Christmas Season with the annual town celebration. Join the History Center and the Trinity Lutheran Schools for carols in the courthouse, log cabin living, exhibit in the Sheriff’s Residence, and blacksmith demonstrations in the forge. Members will have even more reason to celebrate with a 5-10-15 sale in the gift shop! Free Admission

Sweet Traditions: Winter Holiday Desserts from Around the World

Sweet Traditions: Winter Holiday Desserts from Around the World

No matter where you go in the world, we celebrate with food, creating inter-generational traditions that last for decades. Learn about some of the traditions inspired by secular and religious holidays during the winter months! Light refreshments will be available and guests are encouraged to bring their own stories (and goodies!) to share!

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Educational Programs and Services

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Educational Programs

Outreach programs are available for either day or evening presentations, depending on staff availability. To schedule a program for your organization, call the Berrien County Historical Association at (269) 471-1202, or email us at info@berrienhistory.org.

Program fees: Outreach programs are $60 each. Multiple programs on the same day and location are $60 for the first program and $30 for each additional program. Mileage is charged for programs presented at locations outside of Berrien County.

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Gift Shop

New Gift Shop

Welcome to the History Center's New Gift Shop

The Museum Store carries a varied selection of local and regional history books, children’s books, American Girl books, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, home décor, and much more!

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Historic Walking Tour of St. Joseph

Historic Walking Tour of St. Joseph

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  • Wednesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    open on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day - closed all other major holidays

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