Welcome to TAG Calhoun!
We offer a fun and educational interactive tour of historical locations throughout Calhoun County that you can access on your smart phone with a QR code reader.
The walking tours in each community provide historical information about many key locations in Albion, Athens, Battle Creek, Homer, and Marshall.
Listen to entertaining stories, browse and submit photos, and check out nearby businesses - all through your mobile phone!
To start, choose a community, grab your phone and head to the first stop!
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Stop #1 on the Albion tour
In the Superior Street National Historic District, residing alongside Albion’s red brick street, the Bohm Theatre has stood as an entertainment center for nearly eight decades. Opened in 1929 by musician and theater aficionado George Bohm, the Bohm Play-House, as it was once called, retains much of its original character and architectural elements.
Stop #1 on the Athens tour
It was a June day in 1831, when seven settlers from Naples, New York first encountered a vast tract of beautiful land they called the “dry prairie.” As the story goes, they settled under a great oak tree to camp. There, they made their first contact with members of the Potawatomi tribe Native Americans. In 1931, Pioneer Rock was placed under the oak tree where Athens’ first settlers are believed to have camped, to commemorate their historic arrival.
Sojourner Truth Monument
Stop #1 on the Battle Creek tour
Sojourner Truth was born a slave. After escaping to freedom in the North she delivered her anti-slavery message in almost twenty states. She moved to Battle Creek in 1857 and lived there until her death in 1883. Battle Creek’s 12 foot high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was designed by California artist Tina Allen, and dedicated in 1999.
Original Stone Library
Stop #1 on the Homer tour
In 1938, the city hired a skilled, local stone mason named Marshall Hamman to build a new library for the town using local stones for the building’s exterior. The former library building, now home of the Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County and Homer Area Community Foundation, is located on the southeast side of the town’s Greg Barton Circle and is seen by many as they drive through the village.
Stop #1 on the Marshall tour
The unique residence known as the Honolulu House was built in 1860 as a private residence for Justice Abner Pratt. The Honolulu House Museum is the centerpiece of Marshall’s National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey.