We are located on Central Avenue about 1.5 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City.
1425 West Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI  49701
MAHS, PO Box 999, Mackinaw City, MI  49701












August 1, 2014 - 6:00PM – 9:00PM
August 2, 2014 - 10:30AM – 4:00PM
1:00pm Vintage Base Ball
The Mackinaw Boys and Ludington Mariners   
Friday and Saturday

6:00 Hot Dogs, Chips, & Beans
6:30 Square Dancing - Bliss Township Band
8:00 Bonfire, Marshmallows & Mary Stewart Adams/Dark Sky Park

In the Pavilion
10:30 Soap Making – Woman’s Club
11:00 Edwardian/Victorian Fashion Show
12:30 Square Dancing
  1:30 Soap Making – Woman’s Club

On the Grounds
 8:30 Pepper Foot Races - West Entrance
10:00 Horseshoe Throwing - Horseshoe Pits
10:00 & 2:00 - Rug Hooking - Stimpson Homestead
10:30 Wood Carving - Stimpson Homestead
11:30 & 2:00  Jack Pine Lumberjacks - Sawmill
 12:00 Maypole - West Entrance
 1:00 Vintage Base Ball
 1:30 Medicine Wheel - Wigwam
3:00 Raffle Drawing - Food Tent
3:30 - Paintings Exhibited - Heritage Chapel
4:00 - Judging of Paintings & Awards - Heritage Chapel

Special Events all day
Antique Sock Making
Children’s Games
Wooden Bucket Making
Spinners and Weavers
 Painters in Residence
Quilters & Quilt Display
Wandering Minstrels
Food available all day
Horse and Wagon Rides 10am - 2pm
Trolley Rides 10am - 2pm

In partnership with the Village of Mackinaw City, the Mackinaw Area Historical Society is well

 underway in their development of Heritage Village.  On approximately 43 acres of land just

 west of Mackinaw City, visitors can enjoy discovery trails, historic buildings, a

covered pavilion, a restored log home, a sawmill and much more. Heritage Village's period is 

from 1880 through 1917, a time of unparalleled changes in lighting, transportation, 

communication, housing, health care and nearly every other aspect of Straits-area living. It

also reflects an era from which a precious few buildings are still standing, and stories told

by parents, grandparents and great grandparents abound. During the summer you may visit

the village any day.  For tours conducted by docents we are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday,

and Monday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The most common response we receive when

visitors find out how short a time we have been in existence and when the Village started is

"WOW"!  We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished and our members'

determination to move ahead.

For more information on our buildings and

attractions use our Audio Tour by phoning

231.486.0003 and keying in stops 201 - 213.  We

are continuing to add stops. The Mackinaw

Area istorical Society offers lively local monthly

programs featuring informative presentations on

historically significant topics.


If you are interested in becoming a Mackinaw Area Historical Society member or would like to

donate to assist with continued restorations, please use our mailing address below.   We also

accept  memberships and donations via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button.  Indicate

membership and/or donation on the memo line.  Annual membership is $25 for an individual or

$40 for a family.   We are a 501c3 organization. Have an item you would like to donate?

Scroll further for the MAHS Deed of Gift. 


Mackinaw Area Historical Society partners with

Essence of Emmet

Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Northern Michigan Cultural Alliance

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

Mackinaw Area Visitors' Bureau

Mackinaw City Public Schools

US 23 Heritage Route

Central Michigan University

Emmet County

Cheboygan County

Village of Mackinaw City

Northern Michigan History Consortium

Mackinac State Historic Parks

Click on  IMAGINE to enjoy a digital publication on Living In Emmet County featuring an article on Past President Bill Marvin and his wife Danna spotlighting Heritage Village.  We're proudly located in Pure Michigan 

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 Hear about Heritage Village below.