Proposed Michigan Heritage Park to bring Native American Village, French fort to life

A proposed park in Muskegon County will make education fun and thrill history buffs with a planned “series of experiences” that delight the senses and present Michigan’s history in real-life settings.

According to excerpts from the story:

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP - Hilt’s Landing has forests, fields and views of the White River. In the two years it could have wigwams, a logging camp and a civil war camp, too.

John McGarry, executive director of the Muskegon County Museum, said the museum was “moving into the planning stage” of what will be called the Michigan Heritage Park, located at Hilt’s Landing.

“The Hilt family and the township thought, with so much property, that there might be the possibility of doing something in the realm of education,” McGarry said. “I was approached by the township and asked, ‘If the museum had the opportunity, what would you guys do?’”

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