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History Camp Registration NOW OPEN!


The Vicksburg Historical Society is excited to announce that registration for our first History Camp is now open! History Camp is for students entering 6th-8th grade in the 2024-25 school year. Attendees will spend their time at the Historic Village learning about Vicksburg history, railroads, local industry, music, and how to protect family artifacts at home. We are proud to present a speaker each day to highlight a different subject. All attendees will be provided a t-shirt, snacks, and interesting topics to keep them learning. Registration for History Camp may be done here: Space is limited! History Camp Monday, July 22, 2024 [...]

History Camp Registration NOW OPEN!2024-05-16T17:20:35+00:00

Christmas in the Burg!


December 9 | 12-8 pm Join us in downtown Vicksburg on December 9 for a grand Christmas celebration! We have a full day of family friendly activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and of course, our annual Christmas Parade. So don your coziest holiday attire, grab your friends and family, and head over to the Village! Christmas Card Lane | All Day Craft Shows | 12–5 pm Trolley Through the Village | 2–5 pm Family Friendly Entertainment | 3–5 pm Winter Farmers Market | 3–7 pm French Toast & Sausage Dinner | 4–5:45 pm Christmas Parade | 6–7:15 [...]

Christmas in the Burg!2023-11-28T21:07:52+00:00

Giving Tuesday


Dear Member, Since 1967, the Vicksburg Historical Society has committed itself to our mission to preserve, advance, and disseminate the history of the greater Vicksburg area. I am so grateful for your support as a member to our mission. In the last year, our staff and volunteers have worked hard to provide learning, research, and gathering opportunities to the Vicksburg community for free. Below is a list of just some of what we have accomplished this year:  Provided tours to over 200 Vicksburg second graders as part of their history/social studies curriculum. And provided tours to over 100 students from neighboring communities. Organized [...]

Giving Tuesday2023-11-28T21:12:19+00:00

Christmas Card Lane is Here!


We invite you to meander blithely through the Vicksburg Historic Village and take in Vicksburg's Christmas Card Lane! This is the perfect activity to evoke the holiday spirit. Take the family and slowly wind through, spying all the creativity and Christmas cheer!

Christmas Card Lane is Here!2023-11-28T17:43:53+00:00

Harvest Fest 2023!


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 [...]

Harvest Fest 2023!2023-09-01T21:18:05+00:00

Speaker Series 2023 – A Trip on the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad: Vicksburg to Petoskey


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!

Speaker Series 2023 – A Trip on the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad: Vicksburg to Petoskey2023-08-11T20:33:25+00:00

Build a Birdhouse


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!

Build a Birdhouse2023-06-14T22:13:51+00:00

Bike Rodeo & Tune Up


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 with questions. We hope to see you there!  

Bike Rodeo & Tune Up2023-04-19T19:45:03+00:00
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