The RHM Battle Creek (RHM) is a regional history museum displaying the rich and wonderful history of the region. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, which allows you to take a tax deduction for any contributions.
Governed by a Board of Directors, we have been in the process of developing this museum for over 10 years. At the present time we have open our “Museum Lite” space, the front room of the building, with small regional exhibits as well as a small gift shop and a wool room that help add support while we work on our larger space. Our main goal is to preserve the region’s rich and diverse history.
Our website will keep you informed of our progress so check in with us often. A great way to receive information is to join our mailing list so we can send you updates on events, speakers and programs. The RHM operates solely with volunteers. If you have a passion for history and would like to get involved, visit our get involved page or talk to one of our volunteers when you visit the Museum.
R.H.M. Capital Campaign
The Battle Creek Regional History Museum, now known as the R.H.M., is led by a board of directions that want to develop its vision of the fledgling venue as a first class, high tech experience for future generations.
And, that is why we are launching a $3 million fund raising campaign.
The plans are to develop exhibits and displays that tell the story of Battle Creek and the surrounding areas: to conduct "vibrant history and social educational programs for pre K-12 students in line with current curriculum
We also plan to develop a robust membership support program to market the city of Battle Creek by creating a tourist destination, fostering the "Believe in Battle Creek" message, and by having a positive economic impact on the downtown area.
Please help us reach our goal by either donating online or downloading our donation form.
The Battle Creek Regional History Museum's 2018 Battle Creek History calendar, featuring photos and history of the BC Sanitarium is now available at the museum's gift shop, and will soon be available at Lakeview Card and Gifts on Columbia Avenue, downtown at Battle Creek Books and possibly the Federal Center's gift shop. The price is $10 each.
307 W. Jackson Street
Battle Creek, MI. 49037
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon. - 5 p.m.
Local artist Craig Bishop to speak at RHM about Lustron Homes
At 3:00 PM, on Saturday, August 18, at the Battle Creek Regional History Museum Craig will give a presentation on Lustron Homes, including experience with his.
Craig Bishop purchased a Lustron Home over twenty years ago. Lustron Homes were all-metal, permanent, fire proof, rodent proof dwellings created as a solution to the needs of returning servicemen in the post-World War II housing boom.
The all-porcelain, baked, enameled-steel (think of the exterior of a refrigerator/washer/dryer) houses needed little maintenance, no painting, and heated well and evenly.
Come by RHM this Saturday, August 18, at 3 PM.
Cereal City! Cereal Festival! Cereal!
BCRHM presents an exhibit about cereal---history of cereal in Battle Creek, memories, and stories.
We know cereal.
We know that Battle Creek and cereal go together.
But what about cereal?
Visit us and find out more about Battle Creek’s favorite food!
If you would like to keep informed of upcoming exhibits, events and RHM Battle Creek announcements please join our mailing list. To join please click the link below and fill out the short form. Once you hit send you will receive a conformation email that you will have to confirm before being added to the mailing list. This is done for security reasons. Our mailing list will not be shared with any third parties. Your privacy is important.
The RHM Battle Creek operates completely with volunteers. Help is always appreciated in many areas: volunteering your time and talent, donating funds to further our mission of preserving our rich history and even donating items related to our area. Click Get Involved Now to learn more.
RHM will be posting exhibits that are at the museum. These exhibits will feature a wide range of the area's history and cultures. If you have any suggestions please contact us. To view the exhibits click the link below.
The museum will also be hosting educational presentations on the third Saturday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Working With Wool classes will be held on the 2nd Saturday at 2:00 p.m. To view the events click the link below.