Beckmaze Historical Society Needs Your Help
Beckmaze Historical Society was established to
preserve West Michigan's most historical site
dating back to 1834 with the erection of a saw
mill and cabin. That cabin evolved into the
residence that remains more than 175 years
later. It was the home of a lumber baron and
township supervisor named Egbert Dewey, then was
the center point of Michigan's first artist
colony called Beckmaze which in the early 1900s
included two other homes adjacent to the site
that also remain.
Afterward a well-known physician
named Doc Wedgwood lived here for several years before it became a home for
troubled youth, and has since been acquired by our society.
Our goal is to open the
Dewey-Wedgwood Home at Beckmaze to the public so that the community can learn
about our local history where it actually transpired. We need your help in the
preservation effort in whatever form you are able to assist. Donations are tax
deductible and can be sent to the address listed.
Read the complete story of Beckmaze
and this historic landmark.
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about opportunities to volunteer and track the progress of the many upcoming
For those interested in donating or
have questions regarding this historic
property may call (616) 245-8341or email
President of Beckmaze Historical Society
Make your check payable to:
Beckmaze Historical Society
Wyoming, MI 49519