• The Holy Earth: Centennial

    The new Centennial Edition of Bailey’s masterwork The Holy Earth, is now available at the Museum.  It features an appreciation by Wendell Berry, whose own work has been long indebted to Bailey’s writing, and new editorial content by Bailey Fellow John Linstrom.

  • Come visit the Museum

    The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is open by appointment.  Please contact us to arrange a visit, 269-637-3251 or by email info@libertyhydebailey.org .

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, educational outreach center, and culture hub in the small town of South Haven, Michigan. We welcome you, your friends, and your family 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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