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The Watervliet Paper Mill Program

  • North Berrien Historical Museum 300 Coloma Ave Coloma, MI USA (map)

The Watervliet Paper Mill was a fixture of community life in North Berrien for nearly a century. Following the upcoming reunion at the former site of the Mill on Saturday, July 14, the North Berrien Historical Society will host an evening program on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM at the Museum. 

Rather than focusing on Mill operations and the papermaking process, this program will examine employee life and how things changed leading up to the closing of the Mill in 1994. There will be a presentation by a group of past Mill employees including Milt Stibal, George Lawton, Robin Mileski and Larry Holland. They will be informing the audience about their experiences working for the Mill and answering questions.

After the program, the new Watervliet Paper Mill exhibit will be revealed for the first time!

No RSVP is required for this free event. For questions, please contact


Later Event: August 21
Watervliet vs. Coloma