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Heritage Battle Creek Programs
Fall 2014

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Mark your calendars for these exciting programs.

All programs are held at Kimball House Museum, 196 Capital Avenue NE, unless otherwise noted. Admission is $5.00 per person, $3.00 for members of the Historical Society.  No advance reservations are required and memberships are available at the door.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets. 

For more information, call (269) 966-4157.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2:00 p.m.             Bill Knapp's: A History
Bill Knapp’s: Battle Creek’s Family Restaurant History and Family Story
at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Capital Avenue NE.  From the time the first restaurant opened on SW Capital in 1948, until the Beckley Road eatery closed in 2002, Bill Knapp’s was where Battle Creek went to celebrate... birthdays and family milestones. Former CEO Jerry Hill and long-time Commissary veteran Joyce Wentworth will team up to share stories of the iconic restaurant. Everyone will enjoy a taste of the famous Bill Knapp’s Celebration Chocolate Cake and ice cream.

Sunday, November 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.              Sojourner Truth
Celebrating Sojourner Truth Day in Michigan.      
Second Missionary Baptist Church, 485 North Washington Avenue, Battle Creek, MI. The annual celebration will feature local descendants of Truth and an exhibit of historical family artifacts collected by the family historian. Music will be provided by the Sojourner Truth Youth Choir.

Immediately following the program a reception hosted by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to “Meet and Greet” descendants of Sojourner Truth.

 To make reservations or additional information on any of the above events please contact the Heritage Battle Creek office at 269-965-2613 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it