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Midland County Historical Society/Heritage Park

3417 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-5930
  • 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. CARRIAGE HOUSE 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. HOURS Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: Seasonal Sunday: Closed Research Library Public Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM *All MCHS facilities are open by appointment. Contact Gary Skory at skory@midlandcenter.org or 989-631-5930 x 1300. Please provide at least 48 hours notice.  

  • Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Floorplan File Floorplan File
    • Largest Room 1752
    • Total Sq. Ft. 4696
    • Reception Capacity 150
    • Theatre Capacity 130
    • Banquet Capacity 110
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • Classroom Capacity 95
    Carriage House Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1600
    • Width: 50
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 130
    • Classroom Capacity: 95
    • Banquet Capacity: 110
    • Reception Capacity: 130
    Atrium - Doan History Center
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1752
    • Width: 73
    • Length: 24
    • Theater Capacity: 120
    • Classroom Capacity: 72
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    Whitman Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1344
    • Width: 48
    • Length: 28
    • Theater Capacity: 110
    • Classroom Capacity: 72
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 110
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