BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chuck Sittig, Chair

Harold Russell

Janet Hayes

Julie Sittig

Nick Bogert
Randy Miller

Chris Mitchell

Jan Ackerson

Lyssa Piette
 

The Region of Three Oaks Museum

PO Box 121

5 Featherbone Ave.

Three Oaks MI

49128

269-336-9688

The Region of Three Oaks Museum is a nonprofit,

501 (C) (3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible

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THE STORY OF THE MAN WHO PUT THREE OAKS ON THE WORLD'S FASHION MAP IN THE 1890'S. E. K. WARREN'S INVENTION OF "FEATHERBONE" MADE THREE OAKS A BOOMTOWN, AND HE WAS A FORCE FOR MODERNIZING THE VILLAGE. EVEN NOW, WE ENJOY PRESERVED DUNES AND FORESTS BECAUSE OF WARREN'S FORESIGHT.

FEW NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AVOIDED REMOVAL TO THE WEST AT THE HANDS OF THE US GOVERNMENT, INI THE EARLY 1830'S. THE POKAGON BAND, THANKS TO THE INGENUITY OF CHIEF LEOPOLD POKAGON, MANAGED TO DO SO.

STILL, THE POKAGONS HAD TO ENDURE HARD TIMES AND A MAJOR STRUGGLE TO WIN RECOGNITION AS A TRIBE.

THE 12TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY-- WHICH INCLUDED MANY SOLDIERS FROM SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT'S CAREER. PLAY THE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE.