Historical Homes Tour of Schoolcraft

By Linda Lane

Six gems of historical homes in the Schoolcraft area will be open for the public to tour from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Visitors touring the homes will have the opportunity to see the beauty of the homes up close, decorated for the Christmas season.

Also provided with the tour is a light dinner of soups at the Schoolcraft Library, as well as sweets and coffee at the Schoolcraft Ladies Library. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eventbrite.com or at the Schoolcraft Community Library and are limited to 200. Proceeds will benefit the Schoolcraft Library, the Schoolcraft Ladies Library and the Schoolcraft Historical Society.

Homes showcased on the tour:
• Dr. Nathan Thomas House, hosted by Jody and Colleen Flinton.
• Virginia Corners, hosted by Don and Cheryl Ulsh.
• Amish built barn, hosted by Francie Brown.
• Lyman Daniels home, hosted by Kirk and Kelly Bergland.
• The Underground Railroad House, hosted by Schoolcraft Historical Society.
• Wind + James (the old Arco building), hosted by Windy and Jamie Clark.

Event organizers are Deb Christiansen and Kelly Bergland. The $25 per person advance tickets will be $30 the day of the tour. This includes a wristband, keepsake color book, map, and booties for a self-paced tour of the homes. Tickets need to be purchased by Nov. 15 to insure receiving a keepsake book at the event. Others will be mailed. If those interested in attending “like” the Pure Schoolcraft page on Facebook, they can get a coupon code for $5 off the ticket price.

Visitors touring the homes must be 16 years old. Food and photography inside the homes are not allowed. People can drive or walk to the homes listed on the Schoolcraft map. For more information on tickets or volunteering, visit http://www.pureschoolcraft.org or find Pure Schoolcraft on Facebook.com. To purchase tickets, click on the link to Eventbrite.

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