There will be a meeting for the Fort Gratiot Hospital Heritage Committee on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm. It will be held at the Port Huron Museum Carnegie Center, 1115 Sixth Street in Port Huron. Historians, citizens, craftsmen and members of the St. Clair County Medical Society have convened again to save one of the oldest structures in the county. All interested members are welcome to attend this meeting. The hospital building was built in 1829, on the site of Fort Gratiot, the military station at the base of Lake Huron. The hospital was abandoned after the Civil War, and the structures were separated into two private residences, one near the current Thomas Edison Inn site, and the other on State Street. Both structures were acquired by the Port Huron Museum in 2000-2002, and finally settled together on a foundation in Lighthouse Park in 2004, on city property. As funding dwindled, further damage has occurred to this historic structure. Work was done in the fall of 2012 to join the two sides into one structure, with a common hall, as it was originally built. The exterior was covered, and the structure is now stable. Phase II of the project is planned to begin in early May, or sooner. We will also be discussing finalizing our event plans for the community reception on May 17, to be held at the site. Please contact Susan Bennett at 810-982-0891 ext.122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments. Thank you.