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Battle Creek Cereal Festival
Saturday, June 8
Battle Creek Cereal Festival  (BC Area)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Downtown Battle Creek
Breakfast is served from 8 am - 11 am
Grab a spoon and celebrate the most important meal of the day at Battle Creek's National Cereal Fest!  This signature festival highlights Battle Creek's heritage as the birthplace of the cereal industry and is a tradition that draws people from far and wide. Festival continues until 12:30 pm. Parade is after 1 pm.
For more information see battlecreeklive.com/cerealfest
 


Fabrics, Textiles and Unmentionables
Sunday, June 9
Fabrics, Textiles and Unmentionables  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00. Wedding dresses will be on display.  At 2:00 Linda Dunn will discuss Fabrics, Textiles and Unmentionables.  Tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00


History of Leila Arboretum
Saturday, June 15
History of Leila Arboretum  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Brett Myers


History of Willard Library
Sunday, June 23
History of Willard Library  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Mac McCullough will give a talk at 2:00 PM on the history of Willard Library.Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7
Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival  (BC Area)
W. K. Kellogg Airport
Air show with USAF  F-22 Raptor Demo Team; Hot-Air Balloon Competition; Tim Dyson Motorcycle Stunt Team; Great Lakes; Timber Show; SKERBECK Carnival rides; Hot-Air "Balloon Illume" and Fireworks
FoF Office: 269-962-0592;Schedule info: www.bcballoons.com


Strawberry Festival
Sunday, July 14
Strawberry Festival  (HSBC)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00. Tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission to be announced.


One Dollar Miracles of BC (Patent Medicines)
Saturday, July 20
One Dollar Miracles of BC (Patent Medicines)  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Jim Middleton


History of Leila Hospital
Sunday, July 28
History of Leila Hospital  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Kurt Thornton will give a talk at 2:00 PM on the history of Leila Hospital. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



Doll Display
Sunday, August 11
Doll Display  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Diane Buckley and Linda Holderbaum will give a talk at 2:00 PM on the history of dolls. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00


Armed Forces Day
Saturday, August 17
Armed Forces Day  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: T. R. Shaw


Medicine in the Kimball Years and Patent Medicine
Sunday, August 25
Medicine in the Kimball Years and Patent Medicine  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Jim Middleton will give a talk at 2:00 PM on the history of 19th century Medicine and Patent Medinces. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



History of Battle Creek Police Dept.
Sunday, September 8
History of Battle Creek Police Dept.  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  A talk at 2:00 PM on the history of the Battle Creek Police Dept. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00


Michigan's First Chiropractor in Battle Creek
Saturday, September 21
Michigan's First Chiropractor in Battle Creek  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Jeromy Myers, D.C.


History of Battle Creek Fire Dept.
Sunday, September 22
History of Battle Creek Fire Dept.  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  A talk by Tom Cummins at 2:00 PM on the history of the Battle Creek Fire Dept. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



History of Music in the Home
Sunday, October 13
History of Music in the Home  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  KCC Students will give a talk at 2:00 PM on the history of music in the home. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00


Cemeteries & Markers
Saturday, October 19
Cemeteries & Markers  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Emily Powell


Death Customs in the Victorian Era
Sunday, October 27
Death Customs in the Victorian Era  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Jody Owens will give a talk at 2:00 PM on Death Customs in the Victorian Era. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



Veterans Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery
Sunday, November 10
Veterans Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Jim Jackson will give a talk at 2:00 PM on Veterans buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Soldiers from every war from the Revolution to the Gulf War, including two MOH recipients.  Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00


History of the BC Central Band Follies
Saturday, November 16
History of the BC Central Band Follies  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Tim Elliott


Sojourner Truth (the REAL SoJo)
Sunday, November 24
Sojourner Truth (the REAL SoJo)  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Open House from 1:00 to 4:00.  Donna Rickman will give a talk at 2:00 PM on Sojourner Truth. Come early or stay after the presentation to tour this Queen Anne style mansion with period furnishings. Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
Admission for non-members is $5.00



Kimball House Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 8
Kimball House Christmas Open House  (HSBC)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
This Victorian era home, in the Queen Anne style in period furnishings to reflect the upper-middle class lifestye from 1886 to the beginning of the first World War.  Rooms also display artifacts relating to Sojourner Truth, the Battle Creek Sanitarium and the Kellogg company.  Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
FREE - "Our Holiday Thank You" to the community from the Historical Society of Battle Creek.


Kimball House Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 15
Kimball House Christmas Open House  (HSBC)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
This Victorian era home, in the Queen Anne style in period furnishings to reflect the upper-middle class lifestye from 1886 to the beginning of the first World War.  Rooms also display artifacts relating to Sojourner Truth, the Battle Creek Sanitarium and the Kellogg company.  Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions.
FREE - "Our Holiday Thank You" to the community from the Historical Society of Battle Creek.


Doll Fairs - BC Charity Fundraisers
Saturday, December 21
Doll Fairs - BC Charity Fundraisers  (BC Area)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
307 Jackson St. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Speaker: Linda Holderbaum