This year the Harvest Festival's Pumpkin Decorating Contest will allow teenagers and adults to compete. So get into the autumnal spirit, deck out a gourd, and compete to win a fabulous prize from Apple Knockers! Click Here For Rules and Entry
Celebrating Community and Abundance: The 13th Annual Harvest Festival in Vicksburg Just as the vibrant hues of autumn begin to dapple the landscape and the air takes on a crisp edge, anticipation of the 13th Annual Vicksburg Harvest Festival arrives. This cherished event, a wonderful way to while the family’s time in the fall, is set to unfold on Sunday, September 24. Promising a weekend of festive flavors, family-friendly activities, and celebration of harvests past, the occasion will begin at 11:00am and end at 4:00pm. It is hosted by the Vicksburg Historical Society and takes place on the Historic Village [...]
Our first Speaker Series Session of the 2023 season is now available. Dean Pyers, the Executive Director of the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, gives a wonderful presentation on Train Robberies in Michigan.
A Trip on the Grand Rapids & Indiana: Vicksburg to Petoskey Join us for the second installment of the 2023 Speaker Series with Michigan railroad historian Mark Worrall. Mr. Worrall will take us on a trip up the GR&I railroad. Beginning on Vicksburg, the presentation will follow the rail line up to Petoskey, giving the audience a view of what they might have seen in the heyday of rail travel. The Speaker Series is held in Township Hall in the Historic Village at 2pm. This is a free event and is open to the public. Please join us!
We will be building and decorating birdhouses at the Historic Village on Saturday, June 17, 10am-12pm. After building your birdhouse, with help from Frederick Construction, you will have the opportunity to paint and decorate. All buildings in the Historic Village will also be open for visitors. Event is FULL!
Join us Saturday, May 13, 9am-12pm for this FREE event! Begin the day at the Gazebo in the Historic Village and then move through four stations where kids can get their bikes tuned up by Pedal Bicycle, get their helmet fitting checked by Safe Kids Kalamazoo County or get a free helmet while supplies last, learn hand signals for road safety, and go through the bike rodeo to put their skills to the test. Call Leah Richard at 269.649.1733 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We hope to see you there!
The Vicksburg Historical Society is preparing for the 2022 Christmas Card Lane and reaching out to current card owners and anyone who is interested in adding a card. Below you'll find the 2022 season's guidelines. The society partners with the village to have a wonderful month of beautiful, lighted displays that wind through the Historic Village. We look forward to having another spectacular year! All Christmas cards will be the property of the cardholder. All Christmas cards will be stored on the property at the Vicksburg Historic District. It will be the discretion of the Vicksburg Historical Society to determine [...]
In Support of Community Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm in the Township Hall at the Historic Village Leeanne Seaver, a published author, Vicksburg resident, and big fan of the Oxford comma will give the final presentation in the 2022 Speaker Series. The program will center around her recent book chronicling the history of the Vicksburg Foundation. The book, In Support of Community: The History of the Vicksburg Foundation, was commissioned by the foundation and has a scope greater than the organization and celebrates the history of the village. You can pick up a copy of her work on Amazon as well [...]
Saturday 10/15/22 kicks off the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Vicksburg! From 5-9pm, there will be tons of activities happening downtown including live music, hands-on art activities, food trucks, vintage vehicles, and more! In several of the buildings the Historical Society has placed displays harkening back to the past 150 years of the community. Schedule of Events: 5pm - Opening Ceremony with Vicksburg Village Council President Tim Frisbie at The Distant Whistle. 5:30pm – Feel Frieda kicks off at Distant Whistle. 5-8pm – Activities on Prairie and Main Streets 8-9pm Hot Air Balloon Glow
Kids 5-12 6 Winners Total- Judged on Creativity & Artistry Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11am-4pm CONTEST RULES AND GUIDELINES WHO: Children ages 5-12 only, please. Families may enter one pumpkin/gourd per child. The winning contestants do not need to be present to win. We’ll send your prize by mail. WHAT: Children are welcome to use their creativity along with paint, glitter, feathers, candy, fabric, carving, etc., to decorate their pumpkin/gourd. WHEN/WHERE: Deliver your pumpkin/gourd and completed entry form (below) to the Vicksburg Historical Society DEPOT MUSEUM on Saturday, Sept. 24 between 11am & 3pm. Pumpkins will be [...]