The Battle Creek Regional History Museum (BCRHM) is 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 BCRHM 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.
Saturday, August 19, Colonel Frank J Walker will present the history of the Air National Guard (ANG) in Battle Creek. Descended from the famed 375th Fighter Squadron of WW II, the 110th Attack Wing has a long and distinguished history, carrying “Battle Creek” throughout the world. Col Walker’s relaxed and good-friend delivery make every presentation an enjoyable experience. Visit BCRHM on August 19 to learn more of Battle Creek’s “Air Force” from Mr. ANG himself.
Col. Frank J Walker was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1950 and received degrees from Kellogg Community College and Spring Arbor College. Col. Walker began his DOD career in 1972 as a civilian air technician with the Michigan Air National Guard (ANG). In 1978 he transferred to the Battle Creek Federal Center while maintaining his ANG participation. His last civilian assignment was as the DLA Enterprise Support Site Director at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek.
Now retired from the ANG he continues to serve as an Academy Liaison Officer with the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado and is an instructor for the Civil Air Patrol at their annual encampment (cadet training)
He has served in many civic functions and was awarded the 2010 Community Service Award by the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce. He mixes patriotism and humor and is frequently asked to emcee or speak at churches, schools, service organizations and military and veteran functions.
Come on out to the ball game!! Battle Creek Baseball and Bailey Park. Battle Creek has a rich baseball history, from fun on the diamond through championships. From company teams to professional baseball. Battle Creek has been close to the National Pastime. View the current exhibit at the link below and visit the museum this weekend!
If you would like to keep informed of upcoming exhibits, events and BCRHM 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 Battle Creek Regional History Museum 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.
BCRHM 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.