Lawton Heritage Museum
The Lawton Heritage Museum is nestled in the huge wine cellars of the Lawton Lions Heritage Community Center in the village of Lawton. The center itself is a unique architectural structure of cobblestone, located in the heart of the “Fruit Belt” of southwest Michigan. the 1903 structure, a state and national historic site, is the state’s oldest standing winery building which make is an appropriate setting for the museum.
Displays throughout the museum depict circa 1900-1940 farming, processing, and daily life in support of the industry. Major exhibits include: vineyard farm equipment, very early vine and grape processing machinery, local related displays, home life depictions, interior barn decor, one room school house setting, village general store, sods shop, barber shop, train station, and memorabilia from various wineries and fruit processors.
The unique layout of the museum allows visitors to wander among the displays, touch artifacts, and ask questions of the volunteers. The museum has no regular hours, but is available to you and your guests on your wedding day.
For more information about the Lawton Heritage Museum, please head over to their website: lawtonheritagemuseum.org