A Rich Tradition Returns: The Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours Are Back

Glow under the lights of the Hackley and Hume Historic Site this holiday season. During the kick-off event on Saturday, November 30th, Lakeshore Museum Center visitors have the opportunity to admire the beautifully decorated houses and enjoy a variety of other holiday-themed activities from 4-8pm.

“Our guests can experience the magic of the holiday season all month long,” said Program Manager Erin Schmitz. “I love to see the houses decorated for the holidays, but working with 11 community decorating groups is what makes this time of year really special.”

This year, LMC had the help of Linda Potter & Cathy Norkus, the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce, Janet Arndt & Barb Lloyd, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Shoreline Victorian Ladies Society, Minerva Dill Questers, the Greater Muskegon Women’s Club, Merilee and Friends, LMC’s Junior Museum Professionals, Se4sons at the Muskegon Country Club, and Helen Sherman who volunteered to decorate the site.

During the kick-off event, visitors can participate in ornament decorating with a hearty side of holiday cookies and hot chocolate. While November 30 is the only night featuring these festivities in the city barn, there will be additional dates and walk-through tours available where individuals can experience the houses fully adorned with the holiday spirit. This year, LMC also offers the opportunity to fit in some Christmas tree shopping. with Perry Pines will be in the courtyard for all pre-Christmas dates, where visitors can shop and take home the perfect tree.

Additional holiday tour dates are as follows:
● Sunday, December 1 from 1-4 pm
● Saturday, December 7 from 4-8 pm
● Saturday, December 14 from 4-8 pm
● Saturday, December 21 from 4-8 pm
● Thursday, December 27 from 4-8 pm
● Friday, December 28 from 1-4 pm

Admission to the kick-off is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors 65 and older, and $5 for kids ages 2-12. No pre-registration is required. For more information about the Hackley and Hume Historic Homes or their upcoming events, call (231) 722-7578 or visit their website.

About Lakeshore Museum Center
Since 1937, the Lakeshore Museum Center has explored, preserved, and interpreted the history of Muskegon County through historic exhibits, education and cultural-based programs, and special events and presentations for all ages. The Center is comprised of multiple sites and buildings including the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.