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    269-637-3251 or


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    Your support has allowed us to continue as South Haven’s oldest museum, thanks.

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    A new feature is now available, view our archive records from the website: archive

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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We are very pleased that the South Haven Garden Club has voted to make a very generous donation to underwrite the 2017 Bailey’s Budding Naturalists and children’s summer programs. The Garden Club’s support… Read more »

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The Bailey Museum announces a $1,000 gift from the Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge. The gift was presented by Master of the Lodge, Chris Hodgman, during the Mason’s installation of Officers ceremony on… Read more »

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Foundry Hall

Tuesday Jan 3, 2017 at 7:30

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