Museum Online Store

New Buffalo History Books make great gifts

The beautiful hard-cover historical books make wonderful presents for area descendants, history buffs, and hostess gifts. The quality printing is a handsome addition to a personal library or laid as a browser in your living room. 100% of the book proceeds benefit the non-profit history Museum.

The 200-page, The New Buffalo Story 1934-1976, contains over 5,000 rare photos illustrating the contributions and efforts of the area people that built New Buffalo into the vibrant City that we know today. The stories relate to the years when settlers built the first log homes and the evolution of family businesses and industries- some of which still stand today.

Also available is the sequel, hard bound to match the first volume, The New Buffalo Story 1977-2012. The newest edition highlights the formation of new housing, the marina development, and the growth of area churches and philanthropic organizations. The story continues with the coming of the Four Winds Casino and how it relates to the Pokagon Fund. The beneficial community works of this institution are told describing the new construction of schools, parks, and outstanding programs they have supported.

New Buffalo Story - Reprint cover artNew Buffalo Story 1834 – 1976

Originally published as part of the 1976 United States Bicentennial celebration by the New Buffalo Area Bicentennial Committee, The New Buffalo Story: 1834-1976 is the only book of its kind to comprehensively document the history of the New Buffalo area through narrative and rare photos through 1976. This reprinted edition is back by popular demand.

Cost: 45.00 + 7.25 (shipping & handling)

New Buffalo Story - Update cover art New Buffalo Story 1977 – 2012
This new edition highlights the major historical changes in our area since 1977 including the major development of the Marina, the rise of the lodging industry, the establishment of new parks, the growth of business, retail, restaurant, and artistic establishments supported by the founding of the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce and New Buffalo Business Association, an overview of the growth of area churches and the Library, the stunning changes with New Buffalo Area Schools and its academic honors and champion sports teams, the coming of the Four Winds Casino, an update on the years of Miss New Buffalo and Blossomtime, and the changes in our area publications.

Cost: 45.00 + 7.25 (shipping & handling)

This HO Scale model rail car was produced in 1990 to commemorate the opening of the New Buffalo Railroad Museum. It makes a great gift and is a must-have for collectors and Pere Marquette Rail Line Buffs. Hurry, We have less than 20 of these unique models on hand.

Cost: 100.00 + 16.95 (shipping & handling)

NBHS Watercolor by Ron FergusonWatercolor: New Buffalo High School
OK – who remembers sitting under that tree by the old high school? Or getting excited when that white side door was open to the “old gym?” Own a print of an original watercolor by Ronald Ferguson, retired New Buffalo High School art teacher ’62 NB graduate. The original watercolor was a gift to the school by the Class of ’00 and hangs in the new New Buffalo Middle School/High School building.

Cost: 15.00 + 9.25 (shipping & handling)


New Buffalo Lighthouse 1839-1859 cover artNew Buffalo, MI Lighthouse: 1839-1859

The New Buffalo Railroad Museum has a limited number of this publication: NEW BUFFALO, MI LIGHTHOUSE: 1839-1859 by Patricia Gruse Harris. This 30-page research gem is available for $10.00.

Cost: 10.00 (free shipping & handling)