John McGarry, executive director of the Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon, unveiled the latest plans for the Michigan Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing in Whitehall Township. Construction of the main buildings - the visitor center and 1880s farmhouse/mana
WHITEHALL TWP – Plenty of behind the scenes work on development of the Michigan Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing the past two years is soon to come to fruition with construction of the major historical tourist and education attraction expected to begin this summer.
John McGarry, executive director of the Lakeshore Museum Center, which is leasing 18 acres of Whitehall Township’s 230 acres of natural Hilt’s Landing property, made a presentation on the Michigan Heritage Park development before are government leaders, tourism officials and citizens interested in the project Thursday night at Whitehall Township Hall.
The historical piece of property owned from many years by the John R. Hilt family, fronts the White River, and is located on Durham Rd., just north of Holton-Whitehall Road,
“As you will see there’s been a lot of behind the scenes work going on the last two to three years,” McGarry started his presentation. “We’ve just had a thousand and one details, about 60 which I will go over with you this evening. A lot has happened and we’re excited about it,” he added.
McGarry said the project has really come together the past two months, and he has recently signed contracts with an architect and engineer on the project.
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