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. 

2019 BCRHM Calendar

The Battle Creek Regional History Museum's 2019 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. 

April 20 Third Saturday Program

Kieth Martin

The story of ‘Michigan Women in the National Suffrage Movement’ will be the topic of the program given by Beverly Fish, at 3:00 PM, this Saturday, April 20, at the Battle Creek Regional History Museum (BCRHM).

In 2017, Fish presented a program at the museum about Laura Havilland, a close friend and companion of Sojourner Truth. Fish wrote her thesis, while at Wayne State University, on Truth’s relationship and correspondence with Havilland.

The program will feature some of Michigan’s historic figures that have had an impact on furthering the basic rights of women regionally and nationally.
Fish, a resident of Ypsilanti, has spent many years researching and promoting the history and importance of women in the state of Michigan and how they affected national politics. Along with her research, she was involved with the Michigan Women Hall of Fame for thirty years.

Recently, she was surprised to find out that one of her ancestors, Catherine Fish Stebbins, from the Rochester, New York area had been actively promoting women’s rights in the late 1800’s…and had been an acquaintance of Sojourner Truth (the subject of Fish’s thesis). Stebbins had also been instrumental in organizing the first national Women’s Rights Conference. Fish felt the historic connection.

“It’s amazing where history will lead you,” said Fish, “it’s always interesting how our stories connect us.”

The program will be held at the BCRHM, at 307 West Jackson Street. The program along with refreshment will be provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated.

Our Mission

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

Featured Museum Exhibit

Doing manufactured-in-Battle-Creek

It wasn't all cereal.
Battle Creek was a significant producer of other products.
They ranged from small exercise items up to jet bomber sections, threshers, pumps, and many other items.

Visit the Battle Creek Regional History Museum now for a view of what Battle Creek produced.

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.