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2020 Flood Relief

As the community begins its long recovery from the devastating flood, we want you to know that we are thinking of our friends and neighbors during this challenging time. Here is a video highlighting the recovery efforts by the many volunteers in our community and museum professionals from around the state.

Hands-On Exhibit Galleries

Doan History Center

The Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center is the gateway to Heritage Park. It houses the Dorothy Dow Arbury Midland County History Gallery exploring the unique history found across Midland County and a temporary gallery space for rotating exhibits.   The Doan History Center is also home to a research archive documenting the history of Midland County and includes the Midland County Circuit Court Records, Plat Maps, Yearbooks, photographs, records of local organizations and more.  

Herbert H. Dow Museum

The Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum has multi-media exhibits dedicated to the history of Herbert H. Dow and the The Dow Chemical Company.

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.  

Blacksmith Studio

Carriage House

The Carriage House holds the Max Carey Collection of horse-drawn carriages, sleighs and blacksmith tools.  The Carriage House is home to mid-Michigan’s largest functioning blacksmith shop and the Max Cary Blacksmith Guild and Steve Anderson School of Blacksmithing.

Public Hours

Midland County Historical Society Doan Center
Includes the Dorothy Dow Arbury Gallery.
Admission is free.
9 AM – 5 PM
Bradley Home & Herbert H. Dow Museum
(JUN - AUG and Special Holiday Events)
12 PM – 4 PM

Research Library


1 – 4 pm

Other facilities at Heritage Park are available by appointment.

Contact Jacob Huss or call 989-631-5930, x 1300. Minimum 48 hours notice. 

Hours may vary with Heritage Park special programming throughout the year. See our calendar to learn more.

Also at Heritage Park

Immerse Yourself in Midland's History

Directions to Heritage Park

We're located near downtown Midland less than a mile from Midland Center for the Arts.