Created By: Northville Historical Society
The Mill Race Historical Village was established in 1972 as a site for relocating buildings faced with demolition. That year the City of Northville donated the New School Church to the Northville Historical Society and it was the first structure moved to this site. The society's focus has been the preservation and display of architectural styles and furnishings of the nineteenth century. The Gazebo and Hirsch Blacksmith Shop are reproduction buildings.
The purpose of the Northville Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Northville, Michigan. The Society’s major function is to discover, collect, observe, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the history of the Northville region.
For more information on the Northville Historican Society and Mill Race Village, please visit our website at Mill Race Village
This tour was developed as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project by Jennifer Chalom, Northville Girl Scout Troop 40059.