Art, Photography, History, and the Outdoors at Saturday's Haven Hill Festival

The Antiques and Collectibles Sale at the Edsel Ford Barn, Vintage Model A Ford cars from the Livingston A's, an 1860's Base Ball game, Summer Food, Fun, and Beverages and even a Dog Costume Parade! All great things to see and do at the 2016 Haven Hill Festival at Highland State Recreation Area this coming Saturday, August 27. But did you know that there will be Art, History and the Outdoors too?

This year's Festival will include Art, History, and Photography on display at the Haven Hill Gate House complex. Come and see beautiful paintings and photography and other Haven Hill "art in the outdoors". And make sure to visit the Goose Meadow tent for short Haven Hill guided hikes throughout the day.

FOHRA volunteer Jay Fitzgerald and some of the Haven Hill photography on display at the Haven Hill Gate House..

FOHRA volunteer Jay Fitzgerald and some of the Haven Hill photography on display at the Haven Hill Gate House..

Come to the Haven Hill Festival and enjoy free shuttle rides by the Gate House, Goose Meadow, Haven Hill, and the Edsel Ford Barn for these great experiences between 10 am and 3:00 pm this Saturday. And don't forgot a trip via the Shuttle up Haven Hill to experience the self-guided walking tour of Edsel and Eleanor Ford's former Haven Hill Lodge footprint. Informational signs will be out all day for your perusal.

Children and adults will enjoy seeing and learning of Haven Hill's rich history while experiencing the beauty of the People and Nature that have called Haven Hill their home both in the past and the present. And it looks like we may have great weather too!

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

Haven Hill to Be Featured at Huron Valley Council for the Arts and the Highland Township Library in June

Friday night, June 3, will be the premiere evening for a Haven Hill paintings and photography exhibit at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) gallery in Highland, Michigan. The opening reception will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. FOHRA member artists Larry Falardeau (painter) and Jay Fitzgerald (photographer) will have their Haven Hill exhibits featured at the Gallery and on display to the public from June 1 - 25. Read on about the Highland Township Library event... 

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... and Historical Presentations to be held June 1 & 16 at the HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

This series of fine art, photographs, and presentations pays tribute to the People and Place of Haven Hill - The Historic Farm Estate of The Edsel & Eleanor Ford Family from 1923-1943. From the era of Native Americans through the Ford Family years to today’s visitors and supporters who share these lands and their individual stories in a special way.

No other citizen volunteer of Michigan was as instrumental in the establishment of today’s system of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas as was Emma Genevieve Gillette. Come learn of her extraordinary efforts on behalf of Michigan’s environment which tie back locally to Haven Hill - The Historic Edsel and Eleanor Ford Family Farm Estate at Highland State Recreation Area. 

Edsel Ford, the only child of Henry and Clara Ford, along with his wife Eleanor created a working farm and family estate in what is now Highland State Recreation Area. Learn the story of Haven Hill from 1923 -1943 in a PBS quality video story. Learn what has been accomplished to date to restore the facilities and retell the story, plus what is being planned for the future.

Come and enjoy the Art of Haven Hill at the HVCA.

John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

2012 Redbud Reveal and Art on the Hill, Sunday, April 29

Redbud Reveal 2012

The 2012 "Redbud Reveal" ceremony will be presented on the lawn of the Haven Hill Gate House at Highland State Recreation Area on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00 pm. Our organization's President, Mr. Dick Russell, will give a kick-off speech for the 2012 spring and summer season. Casual refreshments and snacks will be served.

Redbud Reveal 2012

"Art on the Hill: Maps Art - Haven Hill in Place and Time" In addition to a few words from Mr. Russell at the Gate House, FOHRA is pleased to announce a 2012 season event series "Art on the Hill" that will debut on Sunday morning. During the day we will display an art show on Haven Hill on the lower section  of this beautiful and historic road. Our first display, "Maps Art - Haven Hill in Place and Time", was curated using amazing full color graphic maps that were designed, developed, and donated by Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services. The maps depict many fascinating aspects of our local area. Please park at the circle parking lot and walk a short distance to see this outdoor presentation before or after the Redbud Reveal at the Gate House.

Come out and visit historic Haven Hill on Sunday, April 29th!