NEWS from SAUGATUCK/DOUGLAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SOCIETY 7TH ANNUAL
Civil War era, to cottage style. Visitors can enjoy the day at their own pace, starting at any tour site and driving themselves. Parking is free. Hosts and information sheets will point out significant details of each home. Lunch will be served on the lawn of The Old School House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., benefiting area non-profit organizations and church groups.
Homes Tour ticket price is
$20 in advance or $25 on the day of the tour, with proceeds supporting the
Society's programs. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Historical
Society Museum at Mt. Baldhead Park on North Park Street in Saugatuck,
Uncommon Grounds in Saugatuck and the French Cottage in Douglas; and on
tour day, tickets will be available at all tour sites, including the Old
School House. Click
for a Home Tours Map.
Additional attractions on Saturday, September 20th
"Clothesline" Art Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Beery Field in downtown Douglas. Admission free. Work by members of the Saugatuck-Douglas Art Club, maintaining the Club's tradition of displaying work on clotheslines.
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum, Noon to 4 p.m., Park Street at Mt. Baldhead Park, Saugatuck (a short walk from the Chain Ferry). Admission free. "13 Moments in Time: The Artist as Storyteller" exhibition, plus Museum Shop featuring the Society's award-winning publications on local history topics.
On Sunday, September 21st -- Three new Heritage Festival events:
Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Saugatuck, 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m. Gather at the Information Booth, Butler and Culver Streets, Saugatuck. Tickets $5 (cash only, kids under 12 free). 75-minute tours led by Society docents, along a mostly flat route.
Historic Tallmadge Woods Hike with Saugatuck Mayor Tony Vettori. 2 p.m. Park and assemble at Mt. Baldhead Park, Park Street, Saugatuck. Tickets $5 (cash only, kids under 12 free) Hike to the "Crow's Nest" scenic overview of Lake Michigan, the dunes, and Oxbow Lagoon. Trail rated easy to moderate. Walking/hiking shoes recommended. Note: Tallmadge Woods was recently placed into a perpetual Conservation Easement with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan now entrusted to preserve and protect these significant lands for the benefit of the public.
Realtors Open House Tour, featuring area houses of historic and architectural significance available for sale. Homes are generally open from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information on each home including description and location will be included in a packet that will be distributed to Saturday Home Tour visitors. For additional call (269) 857-5751.
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