44th Holiday Home Tour
The Grand Ledge Area Historical Society is excited to present its 44th Holiday Traditions Tour: Homes, Tables, and Trees. Although the name has evolved over the years, the effort remains the same; the Historical Society has put together a robust tour of homes, businesses, and public buildings that will delight folks with its variety of architectural styles as well as the touches of Christmas cheer.
The Grand Ledge Area Historical Society continues to preserve Grand Ledge’s rich history and to educate the public on the area’s past. The Holiday Traditions Tour is the society’s biggest fundraiser with proceeds going toward promoting the area’s history through educational events as well as maintaining its museum and current collection of documents, photographs, and artifacts.
Grand Ledge is a great community with a long and vibrant history to preserve and share. The tour of a number of homes, businesses, and public buildings will be sure to peak your interest and inspire your Christmas spirit. The tour is casual and can be done in any order, at your own pace. Hours for the tour are Saturday, December 1, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, December 2, 1 -5 pm.
Tickets can be purchased for $12 before the tour at several locations. Tickets can be purchased for $15 on the days of the tour ONLY at the Opera House.
Decorated trees and tables will be on display in the Grand Hall of the Opera House. On Saturday, we will host our first Christmas Cookie Contest in the Terrace Level of the Opera House at 3 p.m.
Christmas Cookie Contest
Who can resist a Christmas cookie? The Grand Ledge Area Historical Society wants to sample your best tasty Christmas treat during its first Christmas Cookie Bake-Off as part of the Holiday Traditions Tour, December 1 and 2, 2018. This old-fashioned Bake-Off contest will be judged at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at the Opera House (Terrace Level). This contest is for bakers of all ages and skill levels. Check in soon for more details.
Purse Bingo is an recent annual event that have proven to be a great fund-raiser for us while also tremendous fun for all who attend! Please check back for more information about our next Purse Bingo night.
Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Our Oakwood Cemetery Tour is a popular event held during Grand Ledge's Color Cruise Weekend. Learn about many of Grand Ledge's historical townspeople during this hour long walking tour.