Barry County History Portal - Hosted by Hastings Public Library


All current online Exhibits are listed below. See the Collections page for all collections that may not be part of an exhibit.

Hastings Public Library's 125th Anniversary


Learn about how HPL came to be, from its humble beginnings as the Women's Club Reading Room in 1896 to...

James P. Dibble: P-38 Fighter Pilot


Did you know one of Hastings Michigan's residents was a decorated World War II fighter pilot? No? Well, explore this exhibit...

Vanderpool Murder Trial


In 1871, Hastings Michigan became the temporary home of an infamous murder trial. After two previous trials in Manistee, MI...