• Welcome New Chamber Member, Bangor Historical Society!

    The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome new member Bangor Historical Society and Museum with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

    The Bangor Historical Society was formed for the purpose of preserving the early history and heritage of Bangor’s founders and early settlers. Spurred in part by the publication of Bangor- Our History in Photographs by Bob Emmert, the Bangor Historical Society and Museum continue to collect and display hundreds of artifacts, stories and images of Bangor’s history and culture. With compelling exhibits ranging from High School yearbooks to well preserved big game trophies from North American and Africa, military, agricultural and local business artifacts, visitors can easily spend hours absorbed in the unique history of Bangor. Current efforts are underway to acquire a large model train layout featuring locomotives and rolling stock manufactured by the Toy Train factory in Bangor in the early 1980s.

    The Bangor Historical Society and Museum is open to the public free of charge 9am-4pm Fridays and Saturdays from May 5th until fall, and tours are available to individuals and groups by appointment year-round. The public is also invited to attend general meetings of the Bangor Historical Society that always include a historic presentation. The meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of February, April, June, August and October at the Funk, Steinman, Ely Building in downtown Bangor.  Admission is always free for all events.

    For more information about the Bangor Historical Society and Museum, check out their website www.bangormihistory.com, call (269) 427-0611 or stop in to the Funk, Steinman, Ely Building on Monroe St (M-43) in downtown Bangor during open hours.