Battle Creek's history is distinguished as the breakfast cereal capital of the world, was called the cradle of the Seventh-Day Adventist religion, home of ex-slave abolitionist Sojourner Truth and a major stop on the Underground Railroad.
The Society's mission is to foster in citizens a deeper understanding of and appreciation for all Michigan history through programs and publications, stimulate and encourage citizens in the collection, preservation, interpretation and publication of Michigan history through conferences, publications, awards, educational programs.
Founded in 1959, the Society sponsors programs, exhibits, and tours that make Jewish history in Michigan a personal adventure for all. The Society's journal, Michigan Jewish History, is the longest continuously published journal of local Jewish history in North America.
Founded in 1958, the MAA has evolved into the primary organization devoted to the archival community in Michigan. It is the nation's oldest state archival association and one of the largest regional organizations of its kind.