Called the "Heart of Downriver," Wyandotte Harbor's waterfront community is known for its distinctive architecture, its beautiful downtown district, and its rich history and culture. Designated a "Preserve America Community" by the US Government, Wyandotte Harbor hosts many community festivals and events. Its historic museum and the annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair underscore the city's dedication to the arts.
Wyandotte Harbor has a humid continental climate characterized by large temperature differences between seasons. Summers are warm and can be hot and humid. Winters are cold and can be severely cold. Snow is expected every winter. Temperatures in Wyandotte Harbor range from an average high of 23°C (73°F) in July to an average low of about -4°C (25°F) in January. Precipitation ranges from a low of less than two inches in February to a high of 3.5 inches in June, and fairly stable humidity levels range from about 80% from January through June to about 88% in August and September. Snow falls from late October until early May and can reach up to 11 inches in December and January.
Operated by Wyandotte Harbor's Department of Recreation, Leisure, and Culture, the Wyandotte Museums was established in 1977 to promote awareness and appreciation of Wyandotte Harbor's history through historical programs, preservation activities, collections, and tours.
The Ford-MacNichol Home is the Museums' main exhibit building and home to most of its collection of artifacts. Built in 1896, Wyandotte Harbor's Ford-MacNichol Home recreates early 20th Century life with beautifully decorated rooms and hosts rotating local history exhibits. Guided tours are conducted from April to early January from noon until 3:30pm. This wonderful Wyandotte Harbor home is also available for small receptions, photo sessions, and weddings.
The most recent addition to the Wyandotte Museums is the 1908 Burns Home. The Burns Home contains the local history archives and genealogical information. This includes photographs, journals, letters, yearbooks, records, and many unpublished materials. A public reading room is available for researchers.
The 1862 Marx Home in Wyandotte Harbor is a community space where groups can meet on the first floor. Many of the groups that meet here support the Wyandotte Museums. They include the Wyandotte Harbor Cultural and Historical Commission, Wyandotte Historical Society, the Wyandotte Museum Quilters, and the Wyandotte Herb Garden Club, and the Wyandotte Beautification Commission.
Wyandotte Harbor's Old Timer's Log Cabin is available for events and non-profit organizations.
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