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Kellogg Manor House Holiday Market to feature local artists

Take a walk through each festively decorated room of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House this holiday season and round out your shopping with treasures from local vendors.

Visit the Holiday Market for tours and shopping from noon to 5 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 23. Weekend shopping will continue on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21, all Saturdays. The market also will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29—Black Friday.

Self-guided tours are offered with volunteers on hand to 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 be sure to leave time to browse items from local artists. Admission is $5 (free for members, students, and children under 5 years old).

Weekday shopping hours and self-guided tours also are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Nov. 25. There is no charge for weekday shopping, though donations to the Manor House are always appreciated.

The artists and vendors selling gifts throughout the home will be at the Manor House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the annual, free Meet the Artists event. Put faces and names to these finely crafted products, and enjoy complimentary samples of MSU wine and cheese, with both also available for purchase. A cash bar will be offered as well.

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. Direct questions to the Manor House at (269) 671-2160 or conference@kbs.msu.edu.

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 Kellogg Biological Station

As MSU’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 kbs.msu.edu.