Letters & Diaries

a diary
Letters and Diaries

Take a peek into Kalamazoo history through the diaries and letters in the Museum’s collection. Follow Civil War soldiers through the war. Read the letter that brought Lincoln to Kalamazoo in 1856 and the subsequent speech he gave in Bronson Park. Wrap yourself in the adventures, frivolity, and heartaches of ordinary citizens, such as teenager, Claire Wight…and much more!