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 [...]
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 email@example.com. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
On Wednesday, December 9th, the Vicksburg Historical Society voted in new officers to serve the next two years. Charlie Church will be replacing Don Wiertella as board president. Don, who has been president for the last 2 years will continue to serve on the board. Ryan Wagner will be Vice President filling a role that has been previously vacant since the passing of Sue Moore. The Board Secretary position will continue to be served by Dana Wagner and Ken Blough will remain Treasurer.
Would you like to support the Vicksburg Historical Society AND receive a custom, limited-edition shirt? For the next 13 days we are hosting an online fundraiser! All proceeds from this fundraiser will contribute directly to the daily operations to support the grounds, artifacts, and services provided at the Vicksburg Historic Village. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and support which has raised over $900 so far! After the sale has ended your shirt(s) will be shipped directly to your home - no extra hassle or pickup required. Be sure to share with your friends, family, and neighbors to spread the word! Visit [...]
All of the pumpkins will be on display in windows in downtown Vicksburg. Winners can pick up their pumpkins and prizes on Saturday, October 10th at the Depot Museum from 11 to 3.
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 vickburghistory.org/pumpkins/ for rules and entry.
Dr. Ron Smith gives a great presentation on the history of Aquatic Vegetation Control in Sunset Lake. Join us on demand for Session II of the 2020 Speakers Series. You can find Ron's and our other speaker presentations here!