At a time of year when miniature Christmas villages are popping up in homes, some South Lyon residents are dreaming of adding a life-size piece to its year-round historical village in the city.

The South Lyon Historical Society believes a century-old barn would be a perfect addition to the Historical Village at McHattie Park, which currently features a train depot, chapel and one-room schoolhouse of similar age.

However, making the dream come true will require assistance from the community with an estimated cost of $200,000 to get the barn moved from its current Salem Township location.

“We want to get the community involved in this project. We’ve not had anything like this before,” Linda Ross, South Lyon Historical Society president, said. “The depot and school and chapel were all moved at once. This is the first time we’ve had something this big that we have to take it down and move it.”

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Author Name: Bromley, Susan
Publication Date: Dec 9th, 2021