Journey to the Past
Embrace your Future

Discover exhibits, collections,
meeting spaces, and more!

Who We Are

Nice to meet you!

The Priscilla U. Byrns Center serves as home to the the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center and offers a state-of-the-art setting for your trip to the past. The new center, which opened in 1997, houses exhibit halls, artifact and archival collections, a research library, and elegant banquet facilities.

Visit us at 601 Main Street in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 and Sundays (Memorial Day-Labor Day) 12-4Call (269) 983-1191 for more information

Admission is FREE FOR EVERYONE through September 7, 2015  Members are always free and receive a store discount!  Join today!

2015 is our 50th Anniversary! Untitled-1

Fifty years ago, in 1965, the Fort Miami Heritage Society was established. Taking their name from a French trading post founded in 1679 where the St. Joseph River meets Lake Michigan, the founding members originally united to serve the community and bring together people with a common interest in the past. Now known as the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, the mission of the museum remains the same: to preserve our history as a powerful tool for planning the present and future.

Ask us how you can be a part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration Campaign!

What We Offer

Something for everyone


Fun exhibits for all ages


The perfect venue for your event


Great for school field trips and research projects