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Del Shannon Tribute Concert
Friday, June 28
Del Shannon Tribute Concert  (BCRHM)
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kellogg Arena, 1 McCamly Square, McCamly St S, Battle Creek, MI
This is the second annual concert event featuring a tribute to the music legend Del Shannon by the James Popenhagen Band.   All proceeds go to support the Battle Creek Regional History Musem.  Tickets $20.


Del Shannon Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 29
Del Shannon Classic Car Show  (BCRHM)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Leila Arboretum, 928 W. Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI

This event is being hosted by the Misfits Car Club.  All proceeds go to support the Battle Creek Regional History Musem.  There will be food, fun & prizes throughout the day!



Music Legacy Event
Sunday, June 30
Music Legacy Event  (BCRHM)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Battle Creek Regional History Museum, 307 W. Jackson St, Battle Creek MI
A special preentation on the music legends of Battle Creek.   All proceeds go to support the Battle Creek Regional History Musem.  Tickets $5.



Field of Flight
Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7
Field of Flight  (BC Area)
Battle Creek Executive Airport
U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds & A-10C Thunderbolt II demo
U.S. Army Golden Knights
U.S. Navy F-18F Super Hornet Rhino demo & F-35C Lightning II demo
Epic Night Air Show; Hot Air Balloons & Illume; Skerback Carnival; Firework displays; Live music
 
Go to https://fieldofflight.com/ for up-to-date information and schedule


When and How Slavery in the United States Evolved and the Underground Railroad
Sunday, July 7
When and How Slavery in the United States Evolved and the Underground Railroad  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
In this two-part program, we will explore when and how Slavery and the Underground Railroad evolved in the United States.  In this program, we will explore the evolution of Slavery and the U.G.R.R., usage of code words, phrases, songs and quilt messages used by "freedom  seekers" and states which were or later became free.  Researched and presented by Donna Rickman.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.


A History of the A-10 Warthogs in Battle Creek
Saturday, July 13
A History of the A-10 Warthogs in Battle Creek  (BCRHM)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
307 W. Jackson Street, Battle Creek MI
Presented by Brigadier General Ronald W. Wilson.  Tickets will be $5.


The Neighborhoods of Battle Creek
Sunday, July 21
The Neighborhoods of Battle Creek  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Ever wondered how your street got its name or how your neighborhood got its name?  Join us an informative discussion of Battle Creek neighborhoods.  Presented by Mac McCullough.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.



When and How Slavery in the United States Evolved and the Underground Railroad
Sunday, August 4
When and How Slavery in the United States Evolved and the Underground Railroad  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Part two of a two-part program continuing to explore when and how Slavery and The Underground Railroad evolved in the U.S. within Michigan. During this program, we will learn about the seven routes of the U.G.R.R. in Michigan and U.G.R.R. societies in Cass and Kalamazoo counties with work done in Calhoun as well among abolitionists, churches, and "freedom seekers". Special interest will be focused on Erastus, Sarah, and Susan Hussey as station masters on the U.G.R.R. and Blacks who stayed in Battle Creek becoming vitally productive citizens.  Researched and presented by Donna Rickman.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.


AAUW & Altrusa
Sunday, August 18
AAUW & Altrusa  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
This program is to explore the women organizations and how they have contributed to the growth and development of Battle Creek.  August 16, 1920 is the date the 19th amendment was ratified so this month’s programs are in conjunction with that historical event.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.



Annual Meeting, Past, Present and Future
Sunday, September 15
Annual Meeting, Past, Present and Future  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Along with the regular annual meeting information, we will explore the history of the Historical Society and explore the past, present and future of the organizations and its impact on the city of Battle Creek.  Presented by Martin Ashley.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.



History of the Adventist Church in Battle Creek
Sunday, October 6
History of the Adventist Church in Battle Creek  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Explore the history of the Adventist Church in Battle Creek, the founders and the contributions made to the development of Battle Creek.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.


POW's in WWII at Camp Custer
Sunday, October 20
POW's in WWII at Camp Custer  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
We will learn about the over 5,000 POW’s, both German and Italian, that were housed at Fort Custer during WWII.  Learn about how they were guarded and their daily lives, as well as how they aided the American cause.  Presented by Jody Owens.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.



Before There was Cereal
Sunday, November 3
Before There was Cereal  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
A discussion of the industrial and agricultural background of Battle Creek that led to the production of cereal.  Presented by Dr. Ray DeBruler.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.  Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.


Open for tours
Saturday, November 16
Open for tours  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Join us for tours of Kimball House.  Delight in the many new exhibits and see the refreshing changes that are occurring in our prized museum.  Many new additions from the Kimball family and other surprises on display for your viewing.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00. Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.


We Will Be Free: The Life and Faith of Sojourner Truth
Sunday, November 17
We Will Be Free: The Life and Faith of Sojourner Truth  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Elizabeth Neumeyer, Kellogg Community College History Professor Emerita, will speak about this new biography of Sojourner Truth by a church historian, Nancy Koester, (2023, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan).  While there are many excellent biographies of Sojourner, they start with her activism first instead of the formation of her faith.  Finally, a book that starts with her faith.  Liz will speak about the book’s findings on the development of Sojourner’s Christian faith.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00. Suggested donation for non-members is $5.00; Students is $3.00.



Victorian Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 7
Victorian Christmas Open House  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
FREE - FREE - FREE
"Our Holiday Thank You" to the community from the Historical Society of Battle Creek. Join us for an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas.  Tour the museum and enjoy the Christmas decorations, treats and friendship.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.


Victorian Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 8
Victorian Christmas Open House  (HSBC)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
196 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
FREE - FREE - FREE
"Our Holiday Thank You" to the community from the Historical Society of Battle Creek. Look for some special holiday events outside of the Kimball House this year.
 
Staffed by HSBC volunteers to conduct tours and answer questions from 1:00 to 4:00.