The Past With a Future

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  • The Past With a Future - A Layman's Dream

    Want to know more about the Adventist Village in Battle Creek? What about the fascinating stories of the Adventist pioneers during the early phase of the Advent movement? Join historian Jim Nix and listen to his mesmerizing storytelling.

  • The Past with a Future - Designing the Master Plan

    Historian Jim Nix shares the stories and development facts about the Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek, Michigan.

  • The Past With a Future - Curating the Village

    Take a look at what all goes into creating and nurturing a piece of living history for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

  • The Past With a Future - William J Hardy

    Achieving several historical firsts is nothing short of newsworthy. Such is the legacy of the William J. Hardy family of Michigan, they're amongst Adventism’s first African-American church members.

  • The Past With a Future - David Hewitt Exhibit

    Known as the “most honest man in town,” David Hewitt (1805-1878) was the first convert of Adventist pioneer Joseph Bates in Battle Creek, he was also the person who first proposed the name “Seventh-day Adventist” during a meeting held on October 1, 1860.

  • The Past With a Future - Meeting House and Churches

    Join Historian Jim Nix as he shares the stories of the meeting houses and churches in Battle Creek from the time of the Adventist Pioneers to present times.

  • The Past With a Future - The School House

    Education has been a core value of the Adventist movement from its beginnings. Take a look at this treasured piece of Adventist history.

    Read a fascinating article about why the Adventist Church sponsors education here:

  • The Past With a Future - James and Ellen White House