The Morton House Museum is open the following dates in 2019 from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays, and 10 AM - 1 PM on Wednesdays. To schedule a private appointment please contact us.
1st Saturday of the month (June-October) June 1st July 6th August 3rd September 7th October 5th
All Wednesdays in: June, July, and August
Our Speaker Series occurs the 2nd Tuesday of each month, May through October at 7 PM. Admission: $5/adults, $3/students-Members are free!
May 14: What Lies Beneath: Treasures of Paw Paw Lake Speaker: Don McAlhany of the Michigan Underwater Diving Club
Jun 11: Beginning Genealogy-Digging Up Your Roots Speaker: Patsy Miller, President, Berrien County Genealogical Society
July 9: Israelite House of David-Women of Faith. Speaker: Debbie Boyersmith of Eden Springs Park
August 13: 1930's Quilts-Now and Then (A history of quilting and trunk show of modern '30's quilts) Speaker: Denise Tackett
September 10: Trivia Night (Cost $10 per person) At the Hawk's Nest, 165 E Main St, Benton Harbor. We'll have prizes, a dessert bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar to add to your fun. Trivia questions for this event will cover the Twin Cities.
October 8: Mary Dyer-One of the Most Influential Women You've Never Heard of Speaker: Rick Dyer
Events: Unless otherwise noted, are between 10 AM and 2 PM
May 25: Federation Of Women's Clubs Exhibit Opening & Book Release Speaker: Chuck Jager at 11 AM
June 29: Journal-Make and Take
This event has been CANCELLED.
July 20: Quilts of Valor/Patriotic Celebration (Rain date July 27) 11 AM: Patriotic missions of the Federation of Women's Clubs 1 PM: Presentation of Quilts of Valor Americana music by Dan Geib and ice cream cones too! Event is free, tours of the house will be $5
September 21: Crystal Springs Cemetery Tour 10 AM - 1 PM, self-guided tour highlighting Benton Harbor's early residents. Interpreters will be at various places throughout the cemetery. Cost: $10 adults, $7 students
September 28: The Great Navy Birds of Lake Michigan-the true story of the Privateers of Lake Michigan and the Aircraft they rescued. Speaker: Taras Lyssenko of A&T Recovery Location: Southwest Michigan Regional Airport in Benton Harbor Time: Doors open at 6 PM, talk at 7. Taras will be signing his new book, The Great Navy Birds of Lake Michigan, between 6 and 7.
October 26: Chili Dinner and "Ben King and the Whitechapel Club". Bob Myers will present his program on local poet Ben King and his involvement with the infamous 'Whitechapel Club' of Chicago. Dinner 6 PM, Program beings at 7 PM $10 per person
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
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