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Welcome to the

Educators Resource


This section is dedicated to the memory of Frances Thornton.  Frances was a local collector and historian and in the spirit of her lifetime of work this information is prepared and provided to education professionals to use in the classroom to bring history alive for the future generations! 


For educational materials and suggested readings for various grades please click below.

Second Grade - The History Around Us series

Jr. High - under construction

Sr. High - under construction

Teachers - A Brief History of Battle Creek

This composite drawing of Frances Thornton by her son Kurt Thornton

features her special passion for Battle Creek history including

First United Methodist Church, historic Michigan Central

Railroad Station, Tony the Tiger and Heritage Battle Creek magazine.