1847 – The Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway received a land grant to build a north-south line through Vicksburg.
1870 – The last rail was spiked between Kalamazoo and Vicksburg, as work from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Vicksburg was completed. A frame depot was erected, which later burned and was replaced by today’s structure
1872 – The Peninsular Railroad, later to become the Grand Trunk, put through an east-west line, making Vicksburg a two-railroad town.
1903 – The Grand Rapids Press announced plans for a new brick and stone Union Depot estimated to cost $5,000.
1904 – Railroad workers moved into the new building.
1920 – Grand Trunk operations were taken over by the Canadian National Railway System.
1922 – The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased the G. R. & I.
1968 – The last Pennsy passenger train stopped in town, and the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with the New York Central to become the Penn Central.
1971 – The Last Grand Trunk Western passenger train stopped at the Depot.
1974 – All freight service discontinued and a movement by Vicksburg Historical Society is begun to preserve the building.
1976 – The Penn Central merged into a new railroad known as Conrail.
1979 – Conrail discontinues service on tracks from Portage to Sturgis.
1998 – CSX Corporation acquires Conrail.
1982 – Renovation of the building by high school building trades classes begins.
1983 – The Village of Vicksburg purchases the depot for $1.00, and signs a long-term lease for land around the building.
1990 – A grant from the Vicksburg Foundation completes the building, and it is dedicated as a museum.
Today – Approximately 60 freight trains pass through Vicksburg during a 24-hour period.