Annual Pledge Plea – Help Us Keeping Working Together

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Keep your Heritage Hill Association working with you to keep our amazing neighborhood safe and sound. We need your financial support to continue operating.

Together we have been good stewards of this great place that we call home. Our neighborhood is in demand, organized and vibrant. Yet Heritage Hill is an urban neighborhood that requires continued attention to remain being the space we have all worked so hard to create. Land use issues, development pressures, traffic and parking congestion and public safety are all concerns that neighbors need to be at the table and engaged in the decision-making.

We need your help to raise $24,000 through our pledge drive to continue to provide the crime prevention and neighborhood improvement programs that you depend on to keep you informed, activated and safe.

Why do you need the Heritage Hill Association?

Stability:

We are celebrating our 50th year of preserving this important neighborhood. HHA is its public face and the first place most people turn to experience our neighborhood. We provide information and guidance on everything Heritage Hill. Our staff has a combined 70 years of living in and working for this neighborhood.

Organization:

The Association is well respected at City Hall and the greater Grand Rapids area for engaging neighbors and providing informed positions on issues that impact the quality of life in our neighborhood. We provide amplification to our communal voices.

Safety:

Our e-alerts deliver pressing issues to your Inbox and provide information to keep you safe and active in neighborhood development.

HHA needs your financial help to continue working together with all neighbors. Please consider increasing your gift and talking to your neighbors about giving as well.

 Many hands working together —  Every donation is a charitable donation per IRS tax provisions and is very much appreciated. Please donate on-line at our home page. Thank You!

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50th Celebration, Annual Meeting and Holiday Potluck – December 4, 2018

Please add the Heritage Hill Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to your calendar. It’s all happening at the Annual Meeting and Holiday Potluck on Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 8 pm at the GRCC DeVos campus. More details will come as the night comes in focus. Santa Claus is coming so let your children know that he will be in town for this special night.

Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes – May 19-20, 2018 – Recap

Thank you all for a great 2018 Tour. Ticket sales were way up with 1972 tickets sold.  It was a busy weekend with happy tourists and great Tour houses and buildings. The Voigt House reported 2,500 people toured so many volunteer and sponsor tickets were used in addition to our paid guests. Ahh … on to next year – May 18 and 19, 2019.

2018 Home Tour Booklet

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Tour one of the country’s largest urban historic districts and help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Heritage Hill Association. The Annual Heritage Hill Tour welcomes you inside 7 restored private houses and three historic buildings on Saturday, May 19 from 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday, May 20 from 12 pm – 6 pm. Tour offers an interior view of stunning turn of the century homes each uniquely styled by current owners. An elegant Greek revival, amazingly modern Queen Annes, a Chateaux mansion, a Craftsman beauty, a creatively converted 1900 carriage house, and more await you. It’s a celebration of the grandeur and art of the past fused with present-day livability. We’ve come a long way since 1968 when 75% of the neighborhood was slated for demolition.

Advance tickets are $18.00 are available on line at www.heritagehillweb.org. or at the Heritage Hill Association office. Beginning May 7, tickets will also be available at Family Fare and D&W Food stores, Lake Michigan Credit Union branches, Martha’s Vineyard, and Art of the Table. Advance ticket prices end at the close of the listed businesses on May 18.

Tickets on the weekend of the tour are $25.00 and only available at the ticket booth at GRCC DeVos campus – 435 East Fulton. Free shuttle bus transportation for the tour is provided. Pick-up and drop-off is at each of the featured properties and also at the ticket booth. Many if not all the homes are within walking distance (1.5 miles from end to end).

Heritage Hill dates back to 1843 and was named by This Old House as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” in the country. Its 1,300 homes represent Michigan’s finest collection of 19th and 20th century American architecture.

Home Tour press release with house blurbs- 2018