Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse
Location: Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park
We will be celebrating the heritage of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keepers from 1858-1880. Each room in the lighthouse will be Christmas themed, portraying the traditional time period and showcasing the keeper heritages. We will also ne telling the story of our only female lighthouse keeper. There will be an actor in period costume retelling the Christmas story of the keeper families. Some of the heritages showcased will be from Germany, Denmark, England and Ireland. In addition learn about the history of the Christmas Tree ship Rouse Simmons, that sank in Lake Michigan in 1912.
As always, a Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.