Library Program Reveals Mackinac Island’s History Surrounding Luxurious Cottages of the Rich and Famous

West Michigan historian Tom Buettner returns to Loutit District Library with a lecture about Mackinac Island’s most historic cottages of the rich and famous on Thursday, Aug. 24.

In the late 1800s, many wealthy families built luxurious cottages on Mackinac Island. Some of these cottages, with up to 20 rooms, were built by wealthy Midwesterners who came in July with servants and horses. Who were they, where did they come from, and what are their stories? Buettner unfolds the answer to these questions during his program.

Buettner’s program runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A. For more information, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 132,552 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.