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Time to Sign Up for Christmas Card Lane!


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 [...]

Time to Sign Up for Christmas Card Lane!2022-10-24T19:49:23+00:00

Speaker Series Event with author Leeanne Seaver


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 [...]

Speaker Series Event with author Leeanne Seaver2022-10-11T21:11:42+00:00

Join the Fun Downtown this Saturday!


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

Join the Fun Downtown this Saturday!2022-10-11T20:33:35+00:00

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!


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 [...]

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!2022-09-02T15:42:57+00:00

The 12th Annual Harvest Fest!


The 12th annual Harvest Festival will be held on September 25  The free event that delivers early fall fun for the entire family will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Village on N. Richardson Street. Attendees will find horse drawn hay wagon rides, lots of neat animals to pet and appreciate, face painting, mini pumpkin decorating, and more. The Depot Museum’s Ford Model A car will also be available to the public for quick rides and there will be antique tractors on display from the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Club. Ahead of [...]

The 12th Annual Harvest Fest!2022-09-02T14:31:00+00:00

The 2022 May Meander!


The Vicksburg Historical Society invites families, friends, businesses, and organizations to the 2022 May Meander!   This is the opening day of the Vicksburg Historic Village and our third 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, enjoy free refreshments, and the kickoff of the 2022 Speaker Series with Gary Gibson! May Meander Saturday, May 21 1 - 4 pm Vicksburg Historic Village

The 2022 May Meander!2022-05-03T18:01:54+00:00

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!


Kids 5-12 are invited to take participate in this wonderful contest presented by the Vicksburg Historical Society and the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center. You could win a gift certificate to APPLE KNOCKERS! Visit for rules and entry.  

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!2021-09-17T14:47:37+00:00
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