Midland County Historical Society

Heritage Park

3417 West Main Street, Midland, MI

Heritage Park is open the 3rd Friday of every month from 11 am to 2 pm, and during “Hands-On History” events.

The Doan History Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.
Open 9 am – 2 pm most Saturdays Labor Day through April. Call ahead to confirm 989-631-5930 x 1600. No Saturday hours May through Labor Day.
Closed Sundays and Holidays.

Admission to the Dorothy Dow Arbury Gallery is free.

The MCHS Research Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 4 pm. Also open by appointment. Contact Gary Skory.

School groups, please contact our Education Department.

All MCHS facilities are open by appointment. Contact Gary Skory or 989-631-5930 x 1300. Please provide at least 48 hours notice.

Herbert D. Doan History Center

Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center

The Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center is the gateway to Heritage Park. It houses a permanent hands-on gallery of interactive exhibits of Midland County history, from the beginning to today; a gallery of featured exhibitions; a research library for local and general history; and an archival collection of Midland County artifacts.

Herbert H. Dow Museum

Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum

The Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum has multi-media exhibits that provide a fascinating look at the birth of Midland’s largest business and the evolution of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  The Museum is open during “Hands-On History” weekends.

1874 Bradley Home

1874 Bradley Home

The 1874 Bradley Home is a beautifully restored hands-on historic house museum where visitors enjoy a glimpse of the everyday life of an early Midland Family. The adjacent Carriage House features a collection of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, and is home to mid-Michigan’s largest functioning blacksmith shop.  The Bradley Home  is open during “Hands-On History” weekends.