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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:06

Hart Historic District

Several historical collections are displayed at the Hart Historic District in downtown Hart, Michigan at the corner of Washington and Union Streets, four blocks east of the stoplight.  

When you visit these attractions, you will step back 150 years into the past. Such a collection did not start in our time, but we hope the beauty, tranquility, heritage, and growth will last forever. Your visit will be an event you will want to tell your friends about.  

The Historic District came into being in 1984 when the Hart City Council voted to establish a Historic District Commission.  The railroad donated some abandoned property to the City of Hart and the Haviland Chemical Corporation traded the Schaner Feed Mill property for a commercial lot on Oceana Drive and the district was formed as a repository for buildings and collections of historical significance.  Around 1988, a group of citizens concerned with saving the Sackrider United Brethren Church in Elbridge joined with the Historic District Commission and the Heritage Preservation Group was born. The goal of this group is to promote, oversee and preserve those items and acquisitions that have found a new home in the District.

Today, the Historic District is home to a summer Friday Night Concert series during the months of July and August as well as hosting a Heritage Days Festival over Labor Day Weekend in September. A Farmers Market was built with an open pavilion and kitchen facilities. This open pavilion can be rented. The Sackrider Church, moved to Hart in 1990, still provides a wonderful setting for numerous weddings. New displays and additional buildings are being added to the District.

For more information on the Hart Historic District, call 1-231-873-2488.

Suggested Donations:

Groups of 10 or more $3 each

Adults $5 each

Children $2 each

Family $10 


Open July & August


Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment & Guided Tours are Available

Over Labor Day Weekend, the district hosts an Annual Heritage Days Celebration featuring arts and crafts, flea market, kids' games, live music and other entertainment, antique vehicle raffle and a pig roast and dinner on Sunday. All buildings and displays are open during the Heritage Days. The Heritage Days Celebration coincides with the Annual Area Pow-Wow.

Other Community Attractions:

-Historic downtown

-Gift shops

-Businesses & Resturants

-Veteran's Park picnic area

-John Gurney Park Campgroud

-Hart/Montague Bike Trail

Concert Schedule

All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hart Historic District at the
corner of Lincoln and Union Streets. There is no admission charge but
donations will be taken. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
Pop and popcorn will be for sale.

JULY 6 SILVERADO This Spring Lake band features Woody Woodrum on
pedal steel guitar and vocalists offering tight harmonies on classic
country, oldies and rock.

JULY 13 CATS AND JAMMERS This group is the house band at the Custer
VFW where they play every Thursday night. Come prepared for dancing
to classic rock and swinging country.

JULY 20 WHITE RIVER PICKERS Ruth Ann Eilers is the featured
vocalist with this band that features banjo and mandolin playing
lively bluegrass, country and gospel.

JULY 27 NO CONCERT AT DISTRIC Head downtown for music at the new Hart Commons.

AUGUST 3 ELECTRIC WOMBATS. This Shelby band is a perennial favorite
with highly danceable music from the eighties, featuring Dana Wall on

AUGUST 10 JOHN MAREK AND FRIENDS. This Scottville based group
features accordions and banjos playing polkas, oldies and patriotic

AUGUST 17 BLUE ROOSTER. Doug Fisher is the lead singer for this
popular group of Hart musicians who provide an eclectic mix of folk,
classic pop and oldies.

Additional Info

  • Address: 460 Lincoln St, Hart, MI 49420
  • Contact: Mr Joe Merten
  • Phone: 231-873-4267
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