Public Programs

Unless otherwise noted, programs take place at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Thursday, March 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Free
Exhibit Opening Reception & Remarks
Celebrate our new displays with refreshments and good company! Dr. Michael Nassaney, Director of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, will present remarks (7:00-7:30pm) on Evidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology, our 2017 feature exhibit about archaeology in Southwest Michigan.


Thursday, March 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Free
LEGO Carnivale!
The whole family will enjoy this festive night at the Heritage Museum featuring fun LEGO games, food, and robotics demonstrations by the FIRST LEGO league. Sponsored by the Heritage Museum and the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library.


Friday, March 31, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Tickets on sale now
Culinary Inspirations Fundraiser with Tim Foley
Enjoy a cooking cooking demonstration and dining experience, with our generous sponsors Bit of Swiss and bread+bar by Bit of Swiss. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or call the Museum at 269-983-1191.


Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm, Free
Twin City Trolleys
Heritage Museum Curator Tracy Gierada presents a history of the streetcars and interurban railways that served St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, and our surrounding communities a century ago.


Thursday, May 18, Tickets $25
HMCC Annual Meeting and Dinner, featuring live jazz by the Ed Bagatini Trio.

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