Battle Creek Regional History Museum

Preserving our past to give our history a future...


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.

we can do it!

You can download the Capital Campaign form below and mail in your donation.

The Battle Creek Community Foundation is handling the fundraising. You can also donate online by clicking the button below. 

2018 BCRHM Calendar

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.

BCRHM  Location: 
307 W. Jackson Street
Battle Creek, MI. 49037
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon. - 5 p.m. 

July 21st Third Saturday Program

Sandy Ranger

Sandy Ranger

On Saturday, July 21, at 3:00 PM, Sandy Ranger will be giving a presentation on ‘Charlotte du Pont, and Her Life at the Battle Creek Sanitarium’, at the Battle Creek Regional History Museum (BCRHM).

Ranger’s interest in du Pont developed over the time that her mother, Hazel Mullett Minor, worked as a private duty nurse at the Sanitarium, and cared for du Pont the final 15 years of her life.

When du Pont was in her twenties, she had a bout of severe depression. Her family decided she should be housed at a place they could treat her illness and a physician that knew the most progressive treatments. They chose Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his progressive institution, the Battle Creek Sanitarium.  She had her own apartment in the Fieldstone Sanitarium (now demolished) from 1935 until her death in 1972.

Ranger said that she enjoyed her interaction with du Pont and always found her to be very proper and aware of the formalities of society. When du Pont died, she left many of her personal possessions to her nurse (Ranger’s mother, Hazel), and Ranger has treasured and preserved many of those items, that have included clothes, costume jewelry, knick-knacks, letters, and more.

Ranger’s program will begin at 3:00 PM, at the museum, located at 307 West Jackson Street.
Along with the Saturday program, cereal memorabilia is on display in the museum’s gallery, and light snacks will be available.
There is no admission charged, but donations are appreciated.

The BCRHM is also sponsoring a ‘Funraiser’ Dinner at Clara’s on the River on Monday, July 23 at 6:00 PM. The dinner will cost $35 per person and they are asking that each participant bring one historical item that could be shared at the gathering. Please call Clara’s at 269-963-0966 and make a reservation.

Please plan to attend.

Our Mission

Preserving our past to give our history a future...

Featured Museum Exhibit

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!

Join Our Mailing List

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.

Explore Museum

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.

Event Schedule

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.

307 W. Jackson Street
Battle Creek, MI. 49037
Call: (269) 964-0750 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon. - 5 p.m. 
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