Mackinac Island’s Historic Cottages of the Rich and Famous
January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In recognition of Mackinac Island’s growing popularity, the U.S. government created a national park on the island, setting 1,000 acres of the federal property aside for a public park. The park was placed under the jurisdiction of the War Department, which would grant leases for small parcels of property for the purpose of constructing summer cottages. Soon, a cottage community was established by prominent and wealthy families from Michigan and the Midwest. This program is co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.