Step into History at W.K. Kellogg’s Former Summer Home

Did you know that W.K. Kellogg’s estate in Hickory Corners features an original Dutch windmill? Two events in August offer the public a great opportunity to learn about and enjoy the history of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and estate.

On August 10th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., the Windmill Walk and Talk Dinner will include a presentation on the estate’s windmill from author and historian Alisa Crawford, followed by a delightful farm-to-table dinner in the Manor House. Admission is $55/member, and $60/non-member. Reservations are required.

On August 13th from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., visit the Manor House for our free and family-friendly Lakeside Concert and Tours event. The Cereal City Concert Band of Battle Creek will be performing, in addition to Edye Evans Hyde and the Terry Lower Trio. Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch and tour the grounds before and after the event. Guided tours of the Manor House will be available from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The event is free, and donations are appreciated.

The Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr. in Hickory Corners. To learn more about these events,, email, or call 269-671-2400.

The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate with us our legacy of conservation as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at