Join us for science and history programs on second and fourth Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (unless otherwised noted). All programs are free.
September 9, 2018
Mike and Carol Klug from the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones will discuss the beauty, diversity, and importance of planting native plants. No matter the size of your yard or your budget, you can increase the number of pollinators, beneficial insects, and birds in your yard by planting native plants.
Beautiful Historic Bikes!
September 23, 2018
Explore the evolution of the American-made bicycle with collector Brandon Apmann.
Kalamazoo Goes Green!
October 14, 2018
Learn why enviromentally conscious home construction is on the rise in Kalamazoo with Paul Abueva of Abueva Builders.
The Sins of Kalamazoo: Murderers and Fallen Women
October 28, 2018
Discover Kalamazoo's less-publicized past with Kalamazoo Valley Museum Curator Emeritus Tom Dietz.
November 11, 2018
This presentation will explore how drones are being used for everyday practical purposes and will perhaps dispel the stigma of drones as spying devices or tools of war. We will also feature Kalamazoo County's 4-H Youth Quadcopter (Drone) Racing Program, where kids build, program, pilot, and race their very own first-person-view (FPV) quadcopters. The program includes a demonstration of indoor quadcopters.
December 9, 2018
Discover what goes into brewing beer in order create distinctly different tastes with Kevin and Michael Christensen.
Exploring the Treasures of Refugees
December 16, 2018 (Third Sunday)
Photographer Jim Lommasson will speak about the power of art for social change and the evolution of the exhibit What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria. The traveling exhibit has had an impact on the numerous communities that have hosted it across the country in part because Lommasson often extends his process to supplement the main exhibit with additional pieces added from local refugees.