Historical Society lists upcoming events

By Leah Richard

The Vicksburg Historical Society is proud to provide free, family friendly events to our community. We have a fun-filled year planned and hope to see you at the Vicksburg Historic Village and Depot Museum this summer.

Buildings in the Historic Village will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June through October. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome!

Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-noon

The Vicksburg Historical Society is hosting its Annual Membership Meeting at 101 S. Main Street.

We will be joined by elder Kevin Harris of the Nottowaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. Elder Harris will speak on the history of the tribe passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.

Please join us to mingle, enjoy snacks, and get updated on events and member information! RSVP by April 14.

If you are thinking of becoming a member, you are welcome to attend. Members of the Board of Trustees will be on hand to answer questions and you will have the opportunity to sign up for membership.

Bike Rodeo, Check-Up, and Helmet Safety – Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.- noon

As part of National Bike Month, we will be hosting a children’s Bike Rodeo at 301 N. Richardson.

Pedal Bicycle will be at the Historic Village Garage doing FREE bike check-ups and minor adjustments, while Safe Kids Kalamazoo County will be on hand to do helmet checks and hand out 75 FREE helmets!

Speaker Series – Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m. at Township Hall in the Vicksburg Historic Village

Speaker to be determined. Check out our Facebook page to keep updated.

Historic Village Season Opening and Hands-on-History – Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join the Vicksburg Historical Society Board and Volunteers in starting our 2023 season off right! While you are out for the Vicksburg Old Car Festival, take a stroll through the Historic Village, enjoy games of old, kid’s crafts, and free refreshments.

In the Print Shop, get hands on with our Washington Hand Press. Visitors will have the opportunity to get behind the scenes and make their own print. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for all ages!

Birdhouse Building – Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-noon

With a generous donation of birdhouse kits and volunteers from Frederick Construction, and paint and brushes from Vicksburg Hardware, kids of all ages are invited to build and decorate their own birdhouses.

To keep up to date with our event schedule and learn about the history of the Vicksburg area, follow us on Facebook and check out our website: http://www.vicksburghistory.org.

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