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 'Spirits' 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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