Historical Museum


Remember the Berkley Theatre
Downtown Berkley Twelve Mile and Robina 1948 (Really Big)Reminisce over the 30th anniversary of the closing of the Berkley Theatre at the Redford Theatre with a showing of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 35mm on Friday, September 29th at 8PM. 
Tickets available now. 

Saturday, September 30th from 10AM - 4PM

Join us for a tour of classic kit homes in Berkley hosted by the Berkley Historical Museum and the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce. More information is available here and tickets are now available for purchase as well. 

Facebook Post - Berkley turns 100!_______________Wish Berkley a Happy 100th Birthday!________________

Join us on October 14th at 3:30PM for an unveiling of the
Michigan state historical marker at the old Berkley Village & Fire Hall as well as a dedication of a time capsule (to be opened in 2123)! For more details, please reach out to us at museum@berkleymich.net.

                     Commemorate the Unique History of Your Berkley Home

Preorders are now open for custom home history plaques! For only $40 you will receive a custom plaque to hang or display on your home to honor its unique history! Made locally by the Hunt Sign Company, these plaques are weather resistant. Order yours today by returning the order form with payment to the Museum.

Checks can be made out to: 
Berkley Historical Committee
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072


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About the Historical Museum
The Berkley Historical Museum is located in the old Fire Hall at City Hall at 3338 Coolidge Highway. The original Fire Hall was dedicated on March 10, 1928, and received designation as a Historic Site from the State of Michigan in 1988.

The museum was established in 1993 and is administered by the Berkley Historical Committee. The museum displays memorabilia from the city archives and items contributed by local residents. Every year at Christmas, the museum features a holiday-themed display.


  • Wednesdays: 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Sundays: 2 PM - 4 PM
    • Please Note: We are closed on holidays 

For information about the museum, Berkley history in general, or the Historical Committee, please contact Jeff Tong at 248-658-3335 or email museum@berkleymich.net.

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The Museum Corner Is Now Available! 
The Berkley Historical Committee has published its quarterly newsletter: The Museum Corner. It contains articles about Berkley's history and the museum's holdings and news.

To download the latest newsletter (June 2023) CLICK HERE BUTTON

Vol 3 Number 2 On-Line Version
To check out previous issues CLICK HERE BUTTON

Behind the Museum Doors
Check out our video mini-series on Berkley's history! 


Videos Produced By: The McCarty Team (Dan and Patti McCarty) Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Berkley Historical Mugs
The NEWEST Berkley Historical Museum's Mug is now available!
Instead of just one photo, it has pictures of all our former beloved eating spots (Sila's, Northwood Inn, Dominico's, Nip N' Tuck, Spaghetti Company, Peppy's, Thistle's Fish & Chips). ALSO! These mugs are bigger than the other mugs - a full 15 oz. 

2022 Historical Mug

How Much Do They Cost?
They are $15.00 each.

Where Can I Purchase?
These can be purchased at the Berkley Historical Museum, the Public Library, and at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.

Need to ship? Mugs can be ordered for shipping with a $6.00 P & H fee. 

Checks can be made out to: 
Berkley Historical Committee
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072



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