ABOUT THE IDLEWILD HISTORIC CULTURAL CENTER
A community plan since 1973, the Idlewild Historic Cultural Center has been designed to function as a center for education and performance activities on a scale appropriate to Lake County. It offers Lake County youth and adults the opportunity for education and appreciation of the arts. Local, state, national and internationally-known artists are frequently invited to visit and teach.
The Idlewild Historic Cultural Center is a wonderful tourist attraction located in Idlewild. It tells the story of the founders of Idlewild and the famous African Americans in all walks of life---entertainment, business, medicine, education, religion, and civil rights—who visited and made their summer homes and permanent residences in this Lake County retreat with exceptional natural beauty.
The story isn’t told just with local memorabilia within walls of a building. The telling takes visitors to areas beyond Idlewild and in some ways, beyond Lake County, for as it unfolds, visitors will see that the Idlewild story is the American story in all its social and cultural significance.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP...2011 SUMMER HOURS
Saturdays: 9:00am ~ 4:00pm
FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The Idlewild Historic Cultural Center is a multi-purpose facility located at 7025 Broadway Avenue, Idlewild, Michigan. The facility showcases a newly renovated conference center (1,620 sq. feet) with kitchen facility, and an exhibit center (2,120 sq. feet). Combined, these rooms can accommodate 200 people. The facility also has a lower level multi-purpose room (2,026 sq. feet).
The location is just off US-10 between Baldwin and Reed City. The Center will focus on historic, museum exhibits, and cultural activities.
FACILITY RENTAL available for meetings and cultural events, based on availability and subject to approval.
For more information, write to MMLN Non Profit Housing Corporation, PO Box 383, Idlewild, MI 49642. The Idlewild Historic Cultural Center is privately owned and operated.
Thank you for your contributions and support.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development
Lake County Enterprise Community
Lake Osceola State Bank