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  The archives are a wealth of information on Battle Creek history.  Contact Mary Butler at 269-965-2613 for information regarding our collections and if they could help you with your research needs.

If you like to play, there are many opportunities to volunteer in the archives.  It always takes a long time to catalog the collections as we have so much fun finding fabulous facts of our history.

The articles, images and source documents in this section are drawn from the archives of the Heritage Battle Creek Research Center.

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Please enjoy the following as a preview of Battle Creek's unique and varied history.  After reading this please return here for more fun and interesting tales from from Battle Creek!  

A Brief History of Battle Creek 

Battle Creek’s heritage is rich and varied, making it one of the most historically distinctive communities in the country.  Known across the globe as the breakfast cereal capital of the world, Battle Creek was also the cradle of the Seventh-day Adventist religion, the chosen home of social justice activist Sojourner Truth and a major stop on the Underground Railroad. 


During the past 175 years Battle Creek has evolved from a small pioneer settlement to a village of progressive social reformers and an international industrial center.