Hands-on experiences await you along the trail of Michigan’s history! Michigan’s Heritage Park in Whitehall is a perfect family activity, promising outdoor adventure for all ages. A short stroll covers 10,000 years of Michigan History in a natural woodland setting.
While visiting with my family, I learned about military and civilian life at the time of the Civil War during this special weekend at Michigan’s Heritage Park.
Along the trail we experienced daily life in a Native American Wigwam Village (1650) and interacted with a fur trader (1760) stocking her shelves in the Fur Trade Post. In the Settlers Cabin (1830), we learned about the life of early settlers, but didn’t help with daily chores. We visited with Civil War Soldiers (1861 to 1865) in their winter camp and heard about the dangers in camp. We drew the line at stretching out on a bunk in the Lumber Shanty (1880), but not before learning what “small game in the bunk” means. Afterwards we continued the stroll to find out what it took to put dinner on the table in the Farmhouse (1900) and learn what the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933) did in Michigan.
Develop a passion for learning together and you will develop a history working together successfully.