News

Annual Holiday Walk & Market Displays Local Artists’ Work; Public Invited to Meet Artists

Stroll through each holiday decorated room of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and complete your holiday shopping with handmade items from vendors.

On Friday, November 24 (Black Friday) and the five following Saturdays (November 25, and December 2, 9, 16, and 23), visit the Holiday Walk & Market for a volunteer-guided tour and shopping. Docents will share the history of W.K.’s philanthropy and life at his former summer estate.

End your tour with hot spiced tea and cookies, and time to browse items from local artists. Tours run from noon to 5 p.m. for about one hour each; the last tour departs at 4 p.m.Admission for these guided tours is $5.

General shopping hours and self-guided tours are also available Monday– Friday, starting November 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at no charge; however, donations toward the Manor House are appreciated.

On Wednesday, November 29, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., attend the Meet the Artist event to meet the local artists and vendors selling gifts throughout the home. Complimentary samples of MSU Wine and Cheese will be offered with options to purchase both, and a cash bar will be available. There is no charge for the Meet the Artist event.

The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu, call 269-671-2400 or emailconference@kbs.msu.edu.

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 are founded on 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 kbs.msu.edu.