Historical Society of Battle Creek
Welcome to 2nd Grade!
 
 Dedicated to Frances Thornton
This book tells the story of Sands McCamly, pioneer, founder of Battle Creek and developer of the mill race which powered the first industries of the young village.    (activities)
 
This 9 minute animated video continues the story of Sands McCamly and explains the development and workings of the mill race which powered the start of Battle Creek.
 
The inspirational story of Erastus and Sarah Hussey, Quaker pioneers, anti-slavery activists and conductors on the Underground Railroad is outlined in this book.     (activities)
 
This book profiles Sojourner Truth, the former slave who became a  nationally known anti-slavery lecturer and social reformer.  She made Battle Creek her home for the last 26 years of her life.     (activities)
 
Ellen White was the founder the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, whose visions led to the establishment of the Western Health Reform Institute and the beginnings of the cereal industry in Battle Creek.     (activities)
 
As a young doctor, J. H. Kellogg returned to Battle Creek to lead the Battle Creek Sanitarium from struggling water cure hospital to a world famous health institution, where breakfast cereal was developed.     (activities)   
 
The founder of the science of dietetics and the wife of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Ella Eaton ran the Experimental Kitchen at the Sanitarium, where the famous health foods, including cereal, were developed.     (activities)
 
Inspired by a brief stay at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, C. W. Post created a million dollar cereal and food business using creative advertising and marketing techniques.     (activities)
 
The facinating life and lasting legacy of W. K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Company and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation is profiled in this book.    
 
This book, illustrated with images taken from schoolbooks of the period, describes the daily schedule, lessons and activites in a 19th century one-room school.  The activities are all taken from schoolbooks used by one-room school students in the Battle Creek area.      (activities)