The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center welcomes the public to “Pedaling the Pioneer Path: Territorial Road,” a presentation by Chuck Jager, on Thursday, September 13th, at 6:30 pm. In this presentation, he will share the story of his trip, a travelogue detailed in his first book, “Pedaling the Pioneer Path: A Journey Down Michigan’s Territorial Road.” Jager not only shares his adventures, but also the history of the road and the sites along what was the state’s 19th century Main Street. No admission fee is required, but a suggested donation of $5 will help support the mission of the Heritage Museum.
In the summer of 2015, history teacher Chuck Jager hopped on his bicycle in downtown Detroit and set off across Michigan. Over a five-day journey, Jager retraced the old Territorial Road, the route of Michigan pioneers in the 1830s. Chuck Jager is a Lakeshore High School history teacher who loves to include local and Michigan history in his classes. He rides his bicycle to school as often as Michigan weather allows. Chuck graduated from Kalamazoo College and has a Master’s in History from Western Michigan University. He serves on the board of the Morton House Museum, “The Home of Benton Harbor History.” Copies of Pedaling the Pioneer Path will be available for purchase from the author at this program.
The Heritage Museum is located at 601 Main Street in St. Joseph, Michigan, at the beautiful Priscilla U. Byrns Center. Admission to all exhibits is free; exhibit open hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Thursday 10am-8pm. For more information, call the Heritage Museum at 269-983-1191 or visit www.theheritagemcc.org.