W.K. Kellogg Manor House sets history to music with a summer concert and tours

Enjoy a late summer afternoon of music surrounded by the rich history of W.K. Kellogg’s former home and estate. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is hosting its annual Tours and Lakeside Concert event from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The Manor House is located at 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners.

The family-friendly concert and tours are free and no registration is required, but donations are appreciated.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch, take self-guided tours of the grounds, and learn more about the Kellogg Biological Station’s research, education and outreach activities before and after the concert. Guided tours of the Manor House will be available from noon to 3 p.m. The Cereal City Concert Band of Battle Creek will perform beginning at 3 p.m. under a canopy tent on the grounds of the Manor House. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Attendees at this year’s Lakeside Concert event also will be able to view a World War II exhibit, a nod to the years the estate served as a wartime home to a Coast Guard training center and, later, a rehabilitation facility for wounded military members.

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About the Manor House

Built in 1925-26 on the highest point overlooking beautiful Gull Lake, the Manor House was once the summer home of W.K. Kellogg. The Manor House’s mission is to share with the public Kellogg’s legacy of philanthropy as well as information about the research undertaken at the Kellogg Biological Station. The Manor House hosts special events to further support KBS’s research and education mission, and is available to tour independently year-round or with a docent by appointment.

About the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station 

As Michigan State University’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit