Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum: The famous Michigander you might not know about.
Liberty Hyde Bailey, considered the Father of Modern Horticulture, was born in South Haven on March 15, 1858.
Despite the fact that he wrote, edited, and co-authored over 600 articles and journals on horticulture, Bailey is not well known in Michigan today. His legacy is waiting to be rediscovered at the homestead where he was born-- also known as the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum.
The farmhouse, graced by four masonic arches, endures quietly on M-43 in South Haven. It used to be surrounded by 80 acres of apple, peach, and pear orchards. Inside are rooms filled with artifacts and the stories that go with them, and a library room filled with Bailey's books.
Join Anne Long, Chair of Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Board as she talks about Liberty Hyde Bailey, the man and the museum dedicated to preserving his great legacy.
This is a family friendly event and dinner will be served.