Battle Creek Regional History Museum

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

Welcome!

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
standards.

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.

Together
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
Hours: 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon. - 5 p.m. 

March 17th Third Saturday Program

TRAINS IN OUR AREA
Host: Keith Martin

Keith will be talking for about an hour with Powerpoint on several of the area railroads. The first part will
actually talk about what it is to be a railroad enthusiast, and how I've gotten to that point.

The railroads that will be discussed are the Michigan Central, the CK&S (Chicago, Kalamazoo, and Saginaw), and the DT&M (Detroit Toledo, and Milwaukee). More than one hundred photos will be used in the Powerpoint.

Please plan to attend.

Our Mission

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

Featured Museum Exhibit

Kwanzaa is a week-long connection to African culture to honor the heritage of African-Americans. Kwanzaa has seven core principles.

Kwanzaa was established to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage. Kwanzaa gives people a holiday in addition to existing ones, a celebration of community, family and culture.

Visit RHM Battle Creek  during January to learn more of Kwanzaa, the 7 core principles of Kwanzaa, African-American contributions to American society, and African-American cultural items.

On January 20, at 3 PM, Sam Gray will speak about Kwanzaa, open to the public.

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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