The Dowagiac Area History Museum offers the following books for sale by mail order or purchase at the museum. Mail order includes $3 per book for shipping and handling. Please fill out the Book Order Form and include with payment. At this time the museum accepts check and cash only for book purchases.


“Identification and Dating of Round Oak Heating Stoves” $15.00

This book is a valuable reference for collectors in identifying and
dating heating stoves made by the Round Oak Company from 1892-1947.  Filled
with original drawings from the company’s catalogs.  Steven Arseneau, editor
(50 pages) 2002

 “Round Oak – A Good Thing from Doe-Wah-Jack” $15.00

Extensive newspaper research forms the basis of this book.  Details on the
stoves, the Round Oak Company, and the life of P.D. Beckwith, founder of
the company, make this a readable and informative reference book.  By
Leland Haines
(272 pages) 1994


“Images of America: Dowagiac” $19.99– Not available

This book features 200 photographs from the Museum’s photograph collection.
The book is part of Arcadia Publishing Company’s well-known and popular
“Images of America” series.  By Steve Arseneau and Ann Thompson



“The Round Oak Stove People and Other Dowagiac, Michigan Personalities” $29.95

This book offers an in-depth look at Round Oak founder P.D. Beckwith, his family and other people associated with the 75-year history of the Round Oak Stove Company. This book also includes a history of early Dowagiac. By Barbara and Grafton Cook