North Berrien Historical Museum
Over 10,000 years of human history are displayed at the North Berrien Historical Museum, from archaeology to modern technology. The main gallery features Native Americans, lake resorts, rural schools, Lake Michigan shipwrecks, daily life, and local businesses. The Nichols-Beverly Barn holds lumbering tools, farm equipment and transportation displays. Highlights include a 1934 Parrett Tractor, a 1924 Dodge, and a fruit grading machine, all used by local fruit farmers. Also on display is the new Southwest Michigan Crate, Basket and Veneer Machinery Collection showcasing 22 machines manufactured between 1890-1950. The Print Shop contains the original newspaper linotype and other printing artifacts from the Watervliet Record. The Carter House (c. 1860) tells the story of the museum property and holds events throughout the year. Temporary and traveling exhibits also feature a range of topics in local and national history.
All buildings are handicap accessible. Groups of ten or more interested in a guided tour are encouraged to give advance notice.