The Marshall Historical Society’s 40th annual Candlelight Walk will be on Saturday and Sunday, December 7th-8th. The event features guided tours to five historic homes decorated for Christmas.
The walks are at 4:30 and 6:45 pm both days. Each begins with a reception at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Mansion St. Participants are urged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled tour times to enjoy the receptions and to allow walking time to their first home.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the Marshall Historical Society’s website at www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org or by calling (269) 781-8544. Only 500 total tickets will be sold. Tickets are not refundable. Purchasers should indicate their preferred date and time. The 4:30 pm Saturday walk is sold out.
The tour planers emphasize that this is a walking tour and that participants should wear comfortable shoes. Each tour group will have approximately 25 persons and make an escorted circuit of the five Candlelight Walk homes.
The tour sites are the homes of Terrisa and Dr. Carlos Martinez, 420 W. Mansion St.; Heidi Dadow and Ken Walker, 502 W. Mansion St.; Pam Sigren and Tom Stachnik, 740 Verona Road; Joelle and Wesley Knoch, 604 W. Prospect St., and Sue and John Crapo, 412 N. Kalamazoo Ave. John and Renee Harlow are co-chairs for the event assisted by Ian Schnaitman and Jai Gilyard.
Candlelight Walk ticketholders will have admission to the Honolulu House Museum, 107 N. Kalamazoo Ave., that also will have holiday decorations. Museum hours will be extended to noon to 8:30 pm on that weekend.
Tour proceeds are used to maintain the historical society’s three museums and to support community efforts to preserve, protect and promote Marshall’s historic heritage.