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Harvest Fest Returns!


The Harvest Festival will return after a two-year hiatus for the 11th annual celebration.  Fantastic fun for the whole family, the Harvest Festival is organized by the Vicksburg Historical Society and will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Village on N. Richardson Street. As always, it is a free event. There will be free hay wagon rides pulled by a team of horses as well as tons of animals to pet and appreciate. The Depot Museum’s Ford Model A car will also be available for quick rides to the public. There will be [...]

Harvest Fest Returns!2021-09-14T16:11:19+00:00

– Michigan in the Civil War – Speaker Series Event


Sunday, June 27 at 2:00pm the Township Hall in the Historic Village will host Gary Swain. Mr. Swain will present his excellent program on the Civil War seen through the eyes of Michigan soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. Swain is Department Senior Vice Commander for the Department of Michigan in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of veteran heroes who fought and worked to save the Union in the American Civil War. Mr. Swain is an accomplished lecturer on such topics as Veteran Gravestone Preservation, Genealogy in the [...]

– Michigan in the Civil War – Speaker Series Event2021-06-17T20:35:49+00:00

We’re Hiring!


We are looking for an Office Manager. Please review the position specifics below and if you or someone you know would be a good fit, please send a resume to   Position Title:            Office Manager Position Status:         Employee – Part-Time Reports to:                 Board President Position Summary:   The part-time paid position of office manager will be the voice of the Vicksburg Historical Society when greeting and welcoming visitors and taking phone calls. Position Specifications Responsible for greeting and welcoming visitors to the Vicksburg Historical Society Museum Responsible for training Assistant Office Manager and/or volunteers Responsible for answering the telephone, and returning [...]

We’re Hiring!2021-06-12T16:20:01+00:00

Join us for the 2021 May Meander!


The Vicksburg Historical Society invites families, friends, businesses, and organizations to the 2021 May Meander!   This is the opening day of the Vicksburg Historic Village and our second annual May Meander. As part of the opening of the season, the Vicksburg Historical Society invites local businesses, organizations and non-profits to have a table set up in the village, to promote your organization, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, etc. Come down and explore the Historic Village and enjoy free refreshments and the kickoff of the 2021 Speaker Series! May Meander Saturday, May 22 1 - 4 pm Vicksburg Historic Village To register [...]

Join us for the 2021 May Meander!2021-05-07T17:34:39+00:00

Our Curator writes for South County News!


Who Was Here Before Us? By Maggie Snyder for Vicksburg Historical Society The restless feet of generations of the Miami, Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Chippewa Indians trod along the valleys of the Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Rivers long before the first white settlers arrived. However, all the land they occupied in southwestern Michigan became legally owned by the Federal government when the Treaty of Chicago was signed in 1821. The Native American were moved to five reservations, one of which, the Nottawaseppi, included the land where Vicksburg is now located. The Nottawaseppi reservation embraced one hundred and fifteen sections of government survey, [...]

Our Curator writes for South County News!2021-05-07T13:28:52+00:00

Pumpkin Decorating Returns!


Kids 5-12 are invited to take participate in this wonderful contest typically held at the Harvest Fest. This year there are 12 prizes up for grabs from Apple Knockers and the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center. Visit for rules and entry.    

Pumpkin Decorating Returns!2020-09-14T20:38:56+00:00

Letter from the Board President


July 1, 2020 is the beginning of your Historical Societies three-year agreement with the Village of Vicksburg.  This agreement meets the requirements of both parties by detailing the duties and responsibilities of the village and your society.  Your Historical Society Board is using this agreement as a “springboard” to refine existing programs and events and to meet the historical requirements of the community.  We will become a human-centered museum instead of an object-centered museum.  The Vicksburg Historical Society will, as in the past, collect, store, exhibit and make available for historical studies the family articles in our collections.  Your Historical Society [...]

Letter from the Board President2020-08-11T15:57:10+00:00
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