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
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.