The idea of a museum to commemorate the Fort Custer installation and its importance to the area, the state, and the nation has been talked about for years.
In 2002, the Installation Commander of the Fort Custer Training Center, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Benson, Michigan National Guard (Retired), orchestrated efforts to establish a museum at Fort Custer. He applied and received approval for the establishment of a non-profit organization whose purpose would be to establish a museum that commemorates the installation and Michigan’s Military history. He named the organization the Fort Custer Historical Society (FCHS). Now, almost 95 years after its development as Camp Custer, the FCHS will finally open a museum to the general public in 2012.