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  Performing Arts

 Brighton Center
for the Performing Arts

Brighton High School Campus
7878 Brighton Rd.
Brighton, MI  48116
Annual Events include the Fantastic Four Music Series and the Children's Cultural Series.  In addition to arts and entertainment events, the center is outfitted for business seminars, receptions, meetings, expositions, and multimedia events.  
Community Theatre of Howell
McPherson Middle School
1400 W. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI  48843
Three to four musical, comedy and dramatic performances are performed on weekends throughout the year by this local theater company.
Hartland Players
Hartland Music Hall
3619 Avon
Mailing:  P.O. Box 204
Hartland, MI  48353
The Hartland Players presents four plays a year, including mysteries, comedies, musicals and a children's play.  Performances are held in the Hartland Music Hall.
Livingston Players
The Old Town Hall
202 W. Main St
P.O. Box 52
Brighton, MI  48116
Presenting three to four plays a year, this theater troupe performs classical, musical and comical plays at The Old Town Hall in Brighton, MI.  New website coming soon !
Pinckney Players
Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theater

Pathfinder School
2100 E. M-36
 Pinckney , MI (810) 220-9332
 Pinckney Players presents large main stage plays, musicals and Jr. Players productions at the Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theater.

library.jpg (8412 bytes) Museums & Historical Sites

Brighton Area Historical Society (BAHS)
P.O. Box 481
Brighton, MI  48116

BAHS promotes collecting, compiling, archiving and disseminating the history of the area.  BAHS also works to preserve and restore early sites, as well as offers historic tours of the city and village cemetery.
Cromaine District Library
3688 N. Hartland Rd.
Hartland, MI  48353
Open year-round, Monday- Saturday
This building has served as the town's library since 1927.  Art exhibits, pre-school story times and other programs are hosted here throughout the year.
Florence B. Dearing Museum
3503 Avon St. 
Hartland, MI  48353

Open year-round-Please check their website for hours of operation.  Open during Heritage Day and Memorial Day.
Owned and operated by the Hartland Area Historical Society, this 1891 Victorian-style structure houses a farm kitchen, parlor and general store. Additional artifacts on display including logging and woodworking tools, clothing, books and oxen yokes.
Howell Area Historical Society
Depot Museum

128 Wetmore St.
(at the corner of Wetmore and North Walnut St.)
Howell, MI  48843
The Howell Area Historical Society owns and operates this turn-of-the-century railroad depot as a museum.  The depot displays historical memorabilia and artifacts of significance to the area. The society added a 1888 Caboose to their collection which is in the process of being refurbished.  Private and group tours of the museum and caboose are available by appointment.
Check their website for
hours and festivities.
Downtown Howell
Grand River Ave. Howell
517.546.3920 ( Howell Area Chamber of Commerce)
Downtown Howell's National Historic District is home to 19th century architecture, restaurants, a seasonal, open-air market and antique and specialty shops with Victorian-style storefronts. 
Gage House Museum/Green Oak Historical Society
6440 Kensington Rd. (location)
P.O. Box 84  (mailing)
Brighton, MI  48116-0084
248.486.9113 (historical society)
Open Saturdays and Sundays, June - August.
This centennial farm serves as the Green Oak Historical Society's museum, library and headquarters.  The early farm house contains a resource library, manuscripts, and 10 display rooms featuring area artifacts.
Hicks Schoolhouse
M-36 and Farley Rd.
Tours available year-round by appointment.
Operated by the Pinckney Historical Society, this one-room schoolhouse exemplifies life in early America.
The Livingston Centre
Fowlerville Fairgrounds
8800 W. Grand River Ave.
Fowlerville, MI  48836
Buildings: Open during the annual Fowlerville Fair and the Fowlerville Fallfest.
Guided Tours:  Available year-round by appointment.
The Livingston Centre features historical buildings that were gathered from various locations in the county.  Building tours of a one-room schoolhouse, cobbler's shop, farmhouse, train depot, barbershop and turn-of-the-century church are offered by appointment only. 
Livingston County Courthouse
200 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI  48843
517.546.0500 (Clerk's Office)
517.546.3520 (Commissioner's Office)
Guided Tours:  Available year-round by appointment (when court is not in session).

This restored 1889 building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fairgrounds & Markets
Brighton Farmers' Market
Cedar St. lot, at the Millpond
Downtown Brighton
Open May-October, Saturday mornings.
This market features fresh hone, produce, baked goods, plants, flowers, handmade crafts, pony rides, food and entertainment.
Fowlerville Family Fair
8800 W. Grand River Ave.
This landmark attraction hosts exhibitions, horse shows, special weekend events, auto swaps, and musical entertainment annually.  Seasonal events include Fowlerville Family Fair and harness racing.
Howell Farmers' Market
State St., adjacent to the Livingston County Courthouse
Downtown Howell
Open May-October, Sunday.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, baked goods and handmade crafts are sold at this market.  The market also hosts weekly family entertainment.

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Howell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Rd.
Howell, MI  48843
517.548.5530 (animal infirmary)

Open year-round, daily.  

Serving as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals, this nature center features a wildlife exhibit area and outdoor educational programs. 


Tanger Outlet Center
1475 North Burkhart Rd., I-96 & M-59
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 545-0500 or toll free (888)545-0565

Kensington Valley Factory Shops is Livingston County s largest shopping center. With over 80 stores offering name brand merchandise at savings up to 75% off retail, Kensington Valley is a shoppers dream. Tour Buses are welcome. The Center's hours are: 
Regular Hours
(March through December)

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays
Winter Hours
(January and February)

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Monday-Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays

Howell, Downtown Area

A walk through Howell reminds one of "main street" America from a Currier and Ives print. The downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods are rich with architectural gems. Howell is the county seat and the downtown is graced with the Livingston County Courthouse built in 1889 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style.

Brighton Downtown Area

Brighton has a beautiful downtown area designed for casual shopping and dining. Located around a developed millpond, Brighton is the perfect place for a family outing.

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Last updated:  January 22, 2013 by: L. Coffman