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There is an excellent slide show on this site - City of Hart Michigan
Step Into The Past - The downtown Hart
Historic District contains the most historical buildings and collections
in Oceana County and it was created by volunteers!
The district is located in downtown Hart on the edge of Chippewa Creek in an old business section on the site of the Centennial Northern Market Chesapeake Ohio Railroad deadhead. Several historical collections are displayed at the Hart Historic District in downtown Hart, Michigan at the corner of Washington and Union Streets, four blocks east of the stoplight.
Wandering through this district of historic buildings and attractions, you will step back 150 years into the past. The Historic District came into being in 1984 when the Hart City Council voted to establish a Historic District Commission. The railroad donated some abandoned property to the City of Hart and the Haviland Chemical Corporation traded the Schaner Feed Mill property for a commercial lot on Oceana Drive and the district was formed as a repository for buildings and collections of historical significance. Around 1988, a group of citizens concerned with saving the Sackrider United Brethren Church in Elbridge joined with the Historic District Commission and the Heritage Preservation Group was born. The goal of this group is to promote, oversee and preserve those items and acquisitions that have found a new home in the District.
Today, the Historic District is home to a summer Friday Night Concert series during the months of July and August as well as hosting a Heritage Days Festival over Labor Day Weekend in September. A Farmers Market was built with an open pavilion and kitchen facilities. This open pavilion can be rented. The Sackrider Church, moved to Hart in 1990, still provides a wonderful setting for numerous weddings. New displays and additional buildings are being added to the District.