Travel through time and explore the history of Midland County at Heritage Park – a unique combination of state-of-the-art archival and multi-purpose facilities in a pleasant campus setting, close to downtown Midland and located less than a mile from Midland Center for the Arts.
Heritage Park encompasses these facilities, all within walking distance of each other:
HERBERT D. DOAN MIDLAND COUNTY HISTORY CENTER
The Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center is the gateway to Heritage Park. It houses a permanent hands-on gallery of interactive exhibits of Midland County history, from the beginning to today; a gallery of featured exhibitions; a research library for local and general history; and an archival collection of Midland County artifacts.
HERBERT H. DOW HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum has multi-media exhibits that provide a fascinating look at the birth of Midland’s largest business and the evolution of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
1874 BRADLEY HOME
The 1874 Bradley Home is a beautifully restored hands-on historic house museum where visitors enjoy a glimpse of the everyday life of an early Midland Family. The adjacent Carriage House features a collection of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, and is home to mid-Michigan’s largest functioning blacksmith shop.
The Carriage House features a collection of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, and is home to mid-Michigan’s largest functioning blacksmith’s shop, where volunteer smiths turn red-hot iron into beautiful works of art.
Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Research Library Public Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*All MCHS facilities are open by appointment. Contact Gary Skory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-631-5930 x 1300. Please provide at least 48 hours notice.