Public Programs


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 culinary history 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!

May 15, 2019    6:00-7:30 p.m.      ElliePresents the Depression Years

Last day to purchase tickets is May 10, 2019

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.

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsor KitchenAid



Nationally known actor Terry Lunch specializes in historical portrayal to meet the needs of the young at heart who are never too old to learn something new about history’s most interesting, inspirational figures. His one-man interactive presentations give audiences a new, first-person perspective on the people and events that make up our history and culture. Join us for an entertaining evening of history brought to life!

September 11, 2019     6:30 pm      Hysteria in Salem: Magistrate John Hathorne

December 4, 2019     6:30 pm     A Tale with A Twist: Charles Dickens

This Living History Series is FREE (with a suggested donation of $5.00)