2014 Home Tour
This article was published by the Grand Haven Tribune in April 2014, written by Kevin Geary, Curator of Education
One visible way the Tri-Cities Historical Museum showcases historic preservation is through its annual Historic Home Tour. In the past two years, the museum has shifted the focus of its tour away from Christmas decorations to one that stresses architectural details and significance.
This year's Historic Home Tour will feature eight homes in Spring Lake on Savidge Street and Maple Terrace, between Parkhurst and Buchanan. The houses on the tour were built between 1860 and the 1920s and cover a range of architectural styles from Second Empire to Craftsman Bungalows. Homes open for the tour will offer docents who will provide information for visitors. In addition, a tour brochure will provide added information regarding architectural styles for the homes located on the path of the tour, but which will not be open to the public for viewing.
The 2014 Historic Home Tour will take place over two days. On Saturday, May 17, tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 18, tour times will be 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and will be sold beginning May 1 at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum and at the Spring Lake Village Hall. On the days of the tour, tickets will be sold at the homes featured on the tour as well as at the museum.
Take the time to learn about the rich architectural heritage of the Tri-Cities. Historic homes have a story to tell. They add to the beauty and heritage of any city, and should be recognized as an important component of the daily life of our community.