Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm - FREE

Special Presentation at the Brighton District Library

Come hear the story of The People – The Place – The Significance of Haven Hill & Highland State Recreation Area in the origins of Michigan State Parks & Natural Area System in Southeast Michigan and beyond. 

You will hear about Glacial Landforms & Native Americans, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Family, the Dodge Brothers, PJ Hoffmaster (First Director of our State Parks), Genevieve Gillette (First Lady of our State Parks), Jens Jensen (noted Prairie Style Landscape Architect), and even the Girl Scouts of America’s National Roundup. Program by Lawrence Falardeau, Artist and Landscape Architect.

Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 810-229-6571

Free Admission, open to the public.

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Click on the image for more info... The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 26, to solicit public input on Highland Recreation Area's draft phase 2 general management plan. The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Highland Township Hall Auditorium, 205 N. John St. in Highland. 

Winter has arrived at Haven Hill... Layer up and come outside!


Visit the Friends of Highland Recreation Area online Theatre for some great videos about our volunteer organization and the Highland State Recreation Area...

Our Mission: “To enrich and foster awareness of the land, history, art, architecture, and people of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill Estate within Michigan’s Highland State Recreation Area for current and future generations.”

Check out the FOHRA Theatre

Sit back in a comfy seat in your own home and check out the Haven Hill videos for you to enjoy.


Haven hill Gate House...

about fohra...

about hsra...