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The Region of Three Oaks Museum collects and displays historical artifacts, papers and records that tell the story of the historical heritage of our region. It serves the inhabitants of New Buffalo, Chikaming and Three Oaks Townships.
The original museum, the Chamberlain Memorial Museum, was founded in 1916 by the E. K. Warren Foundation, the first foundation chartered in the state of Michigan. The museum contained some 80,000 artifacts and filled the impressive three-story renaissance revival building at 3 North Elm Street, now registered with the National Register of Historic Places; the building originally served as the headquarters of the Warren Featherbone Company and since 1999 has been home to the Three Oaks Township Public Library.
The museum is located on Featherbone Avenue. This area is parallel to the main street and anchored in the business section. It has new streets, curbs and a parking lot. The site is adjacent to the Acorn Theater, one block from Vickers Theater and two blocks from Dewey Cannon Park where live performances are conducted throughout the summer season.
The facility will benefit the entire region – Grand Beach, Harbert, Lakeside, Michiana, New Buffalo, New Troy, Sawyer, Three Oaks and Union Pier. The museum will help us preserve our heritage for our children and grandchildren.