Back in June, I made a business trip to St. Joseph, MI. Since I had never been to St. Joseph, I checked it out before I left. What a great little town! There are many things to do, both in St. Joseph, and in the immediate area. The town boasts an Art Museum, a Children’s Museum, a lakefront beach, a beach park, and a vibrant food and drink culture. St. Joseph’s beachfront, restaurant, and shopping area is concentrated in a small area. Everything is easily within walking distance.
After I shared what I had learned, Mrs. Present decided to accompany me. We left a few days early so we could experience the town together. Once I began my work schedule, Mrs. Present was forced to sit on the beach, eat real ice cream, and read books. Poor her! St. Joseph is a town that firmly embraces its history. Placed smartly long the narrow park that rests between Lake Boulevard and the bluff that hangs above Lake Michigan’s shore, are Memorials to area citizens that gave their lives in service.
St. Joseph also remembers its older history. Historic markers and plaques giving audio links dot the town, each telling a story.
St. Joseph also remembers its more pleasant past. Silver Beach once boasted an amusement park.
While the amusement park is no longer, portions of the park were preserved.
This post is not the history of St. Joseph. It is about St. Joseph’s sense of history. As I post about our stay, you will gain a greater sense of how the town has preserved their past.