Museum Gift Shop

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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 - $9.95

Historic Walking Tour of St. Joseph

A new 53-page booklet by Robert C. Myers, Curator at the History Center, that includes the histories of 76 different houses, stores, apartment buildings and monuments.

Greetings from Benton Harbor - $27.95

Greetings from Benton Harbor

Founded on a ship canal in 1860, Benton Harbor became an economic and cultural center in southwest Michigan. The book spans Benton Harbor's history from the early 1800 to the 21st century. This volume of Historic Photobooks brings together a lively narrative and hundreds of vintage photographs from public institutions and private collections. 390pps.

Greetings from St. Joseph - $27.95

Greetings from St. Joseph

by Robert C. Myers is a pictorial history of the city dating back to 1679. This book’s lively narrative spans the Colonial Era to the 21st century and includes chapters on St. Joseph’s domestic architecture, downtown, industries, transportation, schools, churches, and cultural organizations. Filled with photographs, maps, and drawings. 8 ½” X 11”, 323 p.p., softcover with bibliography and index.

Greetings from Berrien Springs - $21.95

Greetings from Berrien Springs

by Robert C. Myers and Leo J. Goodsell is a pictorial history of Berrien Springs from its beginnings in the early 1830’s. The book is filled with 290 photographs, maps, and drawings. 7” X 10”, 168 p.p., softcover with bibliography and index.

Twin City Trolleys - $8.95

Twin City Trolleys

A History of the Streetcar and Interurban Lines of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan by Robert E. Schultz is an illustrated history of Berrien County’s electric railroad system, including St. Joseph and Benton Harbor trolleys. This booklet is 8” X 10”, softcover, 36 p.p., photos and illustrations.

Locomotives Along the Lakeshore - $24.95

Locomotives Along the Lakeshore

Railroads of Berrien County, Michigan by curator Robert Myers, relates the history of each railroad line that operated in Berrien County. The 174-page book includes hundreds of photographs of railroad locomotives, depots and train crews, plus endnotes, a bibliography and index. Photographs in the book, most of which have never been published before, come from the History Center’s own collections and those of area museums and libraries, as well as many private collections.

Greetings from Buchanan - $24.95

Greetings from Buchanan

by Robert C. Myers and Leo J. Goodsell. This pictorial history documents the history of the town from its beginnings in the early 1830’s and its founding in 1842. This book makes for a valuable resource and documentation. Filled with 480 photographs, maps, drawings, 7” X 10”, 316 p.p., softcover, with bibliography and index.

The Story of Buchanan - $14.95

The Story of Buchanan

by Walter C. Hawes, complied and edited by Leo J. Goodsell, with a forward by Dean C. Swem. From his research, Walter C. Hawes detailed the history of Buchanan from the prehistoric period through the 1920’s. 7” X 9”, 186 p.p., softcover, with bibliography and index.

Millennial Visions and Earthly Pursuitsr - $8.95

Millennial Visions and Earthly Pursuitsr

The Israelite House of David by Robert C. Myers traces the history of the Israelite House of David in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The booklet is 8 ½” X 11”, softcover, 31 p.p., with bibliography and illustrations.

Historical Sketches of Berrien County - $23.95

Historical Sketches of Berrien County

by Robert C. Myers features a collection of 152 colorful tales about the history of this southwest Michigan county. Learn about a priest’s opposition to teddy bears, the four flags of Niles, Three Oaks’ campaign against the world, and much more. 7 X 8-1/2”, softcover, 275 p.p., bibliography, index, photos, and illustrations.

Greetings from Three Oaks - $25.95

Greetings from Three Oaks

Greetings from Three Oaks spans the early 1800’s to the late twentieth century and covers such topics as Three Oaks’ Downtown, Domestic Architecture, the Warren Featherbone Company, Industries, Schools, and Churches. This volume of Historic Photobooks brings together hundreds of vintage Photographs, maps, and drawings. 285-pages, Bibliography and index.

Autotram - $16.95

Autotram

In the depths of the Great Depression, Clark Equipment Company’s factory in Battle Creek, Michigan rolled out a revolutionary new railcar: the Autotram. Built entirely of aluminum alloy, powered by a V-16 engine and an Art Deco interior, the bright red Autotram could hit speeds of eighty miles per hour. Company president Eugene B. Clark hoped that the Autotram would save both his own company and American railroad passenger service. 68-page illustrated history.