Historic Wedding Dresses and the Local Women They Adorned

On exhibit in our Upper Gallery  ~  February through August 2019

Every community needs a remembering place …

We all need a place that tells our stories, through artifacts, through our dreams; a place that shares how our community came to be what it is today and why we live the way we do. We also need a place that inspires us to keep our story going. The Heritage Museum at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center is our remembering place in St. Joseph, Michigan. The museum houses our area’s history, its artifacts and archival collections and a research library in a classical building along Main Street. Carefully preserved and beautifully appointed, it presents our stories in spacious exhibit halls and creates new memories in elegant banquet facilities.

Every person’s story is important and because we believe sharing these stories is just as important, Museum admission is free to everyone. Come journey into our past, gain a deeper understanding of our present and thrill at the possibilities for the future. If we can become part of your life’s special events, please contact us. We would be privileged to weave your chapter into ours.


Ellie brings historical characters to life through her unique blend of humor, costumes and food. She believes that costumed living history is the closest we can come to time travel…so far. ElliePresents will highlight three eras within the last century. Delicious and authentic foods for each program will be taken from an actual Benton Harbor and St. Joseph event menu with Ellie providing historical tastings with each course.
Please join us as we travel back in time to experience this culinary adventure. You are encouraged to dress according to the period!

July 10, 2019 6:00-7:30 p.m. ElliePresents the 1950s – Last day to purchase tickets is July 5, 2019

Tickets are $16.00 per person per event 

Please call The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at 269-983-1191 for tickets or stop by 

601 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsor KitchenAid


For additional events scheduled throughout the year, please visit our programs page.