The Morton House Museum is open the dates in 2021 listed below. 12 PM - 3 PM
Saturdays (Last tour at 2:30) August 14th September 11th October 9th
Wednesdays (Last tour at 1:30) August 4th August 11th August 18th
Admission: $5/adults, $3/students-Members are free!
August 3rd: Elizabeth Eaglesfield by Judge Mabel Mayfield. Elizabeth Eaglesfield was one of the first women to attend law school at the University of Michigan, and later in life, joined her son in a shipping business and became one of the first women in Michigan to obtain a captain's license.
August 10th: Early Days of Firefighting by Jeff Blum of the Engine House No. 5 Museum Join us as Jeff Blum shares about the early days of firefighting and how it's changed over the decades.
September 21st: Sam Dunbar by Marletta Seats Join us as Marletta Seats shares the amazing history of Sam Dunbar, Benton Harbor son and one of the first black football stars at Western Michigan University.
Monday, September 6: Yore Opera House Fire Memorial Additional details coming.
We will meet at the Firemen's Memorial at Crystal Springs Cemetery for a brief ceremony honoring the Benton Harbor firemen that died in the fire. A procession will take us to the Firemen's Monument in downtown St. Joseph for a similar ceremony honoring St. Joe's firemen that perished in the fire.
Next, we will proceed to the site of the fire at the corner of Territorial and 6th Street for a historic sign dedication, the story of the fire itself, and honoring our current firefighters. We will finish at the Morton House Museum, just up the hill from the site of the fire.
October 30th: Spoooooky Dinner-more details to come!
December 7: Holiday Open House 11 AM - 4 PM Our annual Holiday Open House features the house decked out in her holiday finery, a homemade cookie/bake sale, and entertainment. Cost: Adults: $7, Students: $5, Children under 5: Free