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All Hallows in the Park - Celery Flats Historical Tour Series

Sunday, October 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Expired)
Celery Flats Historical Area
7335 Garden Lane
Portage, MI 49002 (269) 329-4522
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Kathleen Hoyle
Email: hoylek@portagemi.gov
Phone: (269) 329-4522

The final edition for the season of the Celery Flats Historical Tours will feature an autumn All Hallows theme that includes a guide through Central Cemetery and some of the historical figures buried there. This event will feature carriage rides between the cemetery and Celery Flats. Other attractions will include a presentation on historical grave markings; headstone rubbings; storytelling; pumpkin bowling and demonstrations such as basket weaving, a working blacksmith shop, and candle making.

Portage Parks & Recreation, in collaboration with the Portage Historic District Commission, is excited to once again offer Historical Tours of Celery Flats.  The FREE event series runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. on select Sundays at the Celery Flats Historical Area (7335 Garden Lane, Portage).  Each event will feature a different historical theme.

The tours include stops at Stuart Manor, The Grain Elevator, Schoolhouse and the Hayloft Theatre.  Each building will have a guide to provide details on its rich history and little known facts.  Along the walk through Celery Flats, visitors will also find a historical exhibition in the Grain Elevator and demonstrations of everyday skills from past times.