Vicksburg Historical Society

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Historical Society Open for Visitors on Saturdays through December 15th

A special exhibition offered by the Vicksburg Historical Society in the Depot Museum will be open for visitors on Saturdays until December 15. The Historical Society launched its 50th season, on May 24 at 300 N. Richardson Street.

A special exhibition, “Then and Now: Our Changing Landscape in Photographs”, explores the ways Vicksburg and its surrounding areas have changed over time. The exhibition pairs historic photographs and real photo postcards with current snapshots to contrast the face of Vicksburg yesterday and today.

It asks questions: Where was Vicksburg's first frame building and what’s on the site now? How does downtown look today compared with the late 19th century? What businesses operated through the years in the spaces where you shop, eat, work, and play today? These questions and more are answered in this new exhibition, which also draws on related artifacts from the museum's collection.

“Then and Now” highlights sites including the Sun Theatre, Dancer's, the White Front, Vicksburg Governor Works, the Fulton Hotel and Lee Paper Company. This special exhibition, displayed in the Depot Museum, is presented free of charge and may be enjoyed when the Depot is open or by special reservation. 

Visitors can explore new displays and see recent acquisitions added to the Historic Village buildings. Get some vintage retail therapy in the General Store, relive sweet memories in the Sweet Shop, and picture yourself as a student in the one-room Strong School. Uncover snapshots of your friends and family within the yearbooks, newspapers, and photo albums lining the Depot shelves. Kids will have fun boarding the cherry red caboose and sounding the new interactive Ford brakes in the Village Garage.

The Vicksburg Historical Society’s Annual Bake Sale kicks off a day long, holiday gathering in Vicksburg

Saturday, December 8th from 9 AM to 8:30 PM

The Bake Sale doors open at 9 a.m. and run until 2 PM with “Quilts, Crafts, Baked Goods and More.” This fundraiser is at the Depot Museum located at 300 N Richardson. The popular Holiday Caboose will be open again this year and is a favorite spot to take Christmas photos along with the Model Train Display in the Township Hall that opens at 10 a.m. and runs to 8 p.m. Visitors in downtown Vicksburg can take wagon rides through the Historic Village and visit with Santa’s reindeer who will fly in and land next to the Township Hall from 4 PM – 7 PM.

The activities in downtown Vicksburg kick off at 2 PM with shopping, a Winter Farmers’ Market and Elf Workshops for kids to make a special holiday craft and treats. There will also be entertainment in a warming tent in Oswalt Park and Historical Society Bake Sale goodies at 101 E. Prairie Street.  Free horse drawn wagon rides provide a unique way to tour the Village and visit the Model Train Display. The Christmas Parade will step off at 6 PM featuring the award-winning Vicksburg High School marching band and lots of Christmas decorated floats. Many area firetrucks will all decked out in their Christmas finery.  After the parade children and adults can join in the tree lighting ceremony in Oswalt Park, caroling and visits with Santa.  Please see Vicksburg DDA Christmas in the Village for complete details.

There are activities and events for all ages throughout the Village of Vicksburg.

The Model Train display will also be open on Saturdays, December 1 and 15 in the Township Hall from 10 AM to 3 PM.

300 N Richardson St, Vicksburg MI 49097


300 N Richardson St

Vicksburg MI 49097

(269) 649-1733


Open May 24, 2018 through mid-December

Saturday and Sunday

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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