Historical Museum

ATTN Berkley Residents/Businesses:

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The museum is now OPEN during regular business hours:

  • Wednesdays: 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Sundays: 2 PM - 4 PM
    • Please Note: We are closed on holidays 
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Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary!

Join us on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 5 to 8 PM to celebrate our museum's 30th Anniversary. 

As a thank you, we are gifting the first 150 people with a FREE photo of the original Berkley City Hall and Fire-Police Station, circa 1953 (see image below).

The event is being held at the Museum (3338 Coolidge Hwy). We hope to see you there! 


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

To download the newsletter CLICK HERE BUTTON

The Museum Corner Cover_Sept 2021

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.

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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



For information about the museum or the Historical Committee, please contact Jeff Tong at 248-658-3335.

If you have any additional questions about the museum or Berkley history in general, the Historical Committee will be happy to answer them for you. Please contact them at museum@berkleymich.net.

Berkley Holiday Mugs 
The Berkley Historical Museum's new Holiday Mug is now available! Like last year's mug, it features a wonderful drawing by local artist Cindy Pendleton. This year's memento has a festive drawing of the Berkley Theatre.


How Much Do The Mugs Cost?
The Holiday Mugs are $10.00 each.

Where Can I Purchase A Holiday Mug?
These can be purchased at the Berkley Historical Museum and at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.
  • Holiday Santa Mugs are also still available for purchase

Need to ship? Holiday Mugs can be ordered for shipping with a $10.00 P & H fee. 

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


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