STEP BACK IN TIME
To a less complicated life when water came from the well, there was a fireplace in nearly every room for heat, and all forms of elegance could be found from the décor to the glassware.
The Wing House Museum located at 27 S. Jefferson Street in Coldwater, MI is a prime example of 19th century Victorian Second Empire architecture. Learn how families worked and thrived in the late 1800s at this home museum that is open year-round to the public by appointment. During the spring to fall (April – November) period, it is open for general tours from noon to 4:00 PM on the third Saturday of each month. The museum also hosts private catered luncheons and dinners for groups. Please contact Penny at (517) 278-8030 for information and to schedule a tour or event.
The home was built for newlyweds Jay and Francis (Campbell) Chandler in 1875 by Jay’s parents. Discover the turn of events that led to the dissolution of their marriage and the subsequent sale of their uniquely beautiful home to prominent businessman and Civil War veteran, Lucius M. Wing, in 1882.
The Wing family would occupy this residence for three generations from 1882 until 1974. The home went from Lucius to his son, Sigmund, and from his son to his granddaughter, Benita Adaline. In February of 1974, the reinvigorated Branch County Historical Society purchased the home from Adaline for the purpose of creating both a home for the society and a valuable museum dedicated to the preservation of Branch County history.
The Branch County Historical Society is committed to preserving the heritage of the county across the entire county. We are always looking for new ideas that provoke people’s interest in all things historic. If you have an interest in local history, historic homes, and the preservation of history for future generations consider becoming a member of the society.