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Come and Visit Historic Hart

Hart Historic District

The community of Hart was founded by early pioneers in 1856. A saw mill and grist mill were built in 1862, and Hart became the Oceana County Seat in 1865. Travel back in time visiting these historical 19th century buildings and attractions in the Hart Historic District that appeal to all ages.  See how our pioneers lived by touring a restored 19th century church, one room schoolhouse, log cabin as well as Chief Cobmoosa's house (restoration in progress).  You may also tour the original grist and flour mills and a windmill. In the mill, watch the fabulous animated doll display in action. The church basement houses the extensive and unique "Seymour Rider Indian Artifacts Collection", a must-see for antique Indian artifact and history buffs.

The Hart Historic District is the site of Friday night concert series in July and August.

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.

Hours:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday in July & August (or by appointment).

By appointment made through Hart City Hall (231-873-2448) during regular business hours.

Look for our new map on the Hart-Montague Rail Trail for access to these great historic landmarks.

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