Welcome to the Bailey Museum!

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is located in the birthplace and childhood home of America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture” and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. We are a museum, National Historic Site, garden, park and educational outreach center, in South Haven, Michigan. We welcome you to come and investigate one of history’s most interesting people. Feel free to join us for events throughout the year.

Activities are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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A talk: Why we built a house powered by Wind and Sun, by Maynard Kaufman - Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

The Bailey Museum will only be open to the public by appointment until May 17, 2017. We are still doing programs though! See our website blog for our upcoming talk: http://libertyhydebailey.org/2016/09/23/talk-built-house-powered-wind-sun-maynard-kaufman/Read more »

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Ride the Grape Train! Join us for a Vineyard Tour at Fenn Valley Winery Thursday, September 15 at 4:00. Tour will be led by Todd Robbins, farm manager at Fenn Valley. Get a close-up view of the vines and… Read more »

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The upcoming Brown Bag talk has been changed! The talk with Ilse Gebbard that was planned for this week, will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at noon. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch! Gebbard will… Read more »

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We are working on a project here at The Bailey Museum. We are interested in what Dr. Fenske describes as a, “Farm type storage shed.” Something fitting an old farm, approximately 12 X 15 X 20, for gardening… Read more »

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