If you have ever desired to peek inside a historical home and get a view of the past, now is your chance. The Friends of the Schoolcraft Community Library are sponsoring Historical Homes for the Holidays on December 10 from 4 to 8 pm. Owners of Schoolcraft's historical homes will open their doors to allow you to step back in time to a different era. Schoolcraft became Kalamazoo County's first town on October 5, 1831 and was home to Kalamazoo County's first physician, Dr. Nathan Thomas. Many of the homes in this area have stayed true to their heritage, and this December you will have the opportunity to see this up close. Tickets are $25 per person aged 16 years old and up. The packet for your self-paced tour will include your ticket, booklet, map, and booties to tour the homes. Packets will be available for pick up December 1st from the Schoolcraft Library. A light dinner will be available at the Schoolcraft Library, as well as sweets and coffee at the Schoolcraft Ladies Library. Reserve your tickets at the Schoolcraft Community Library or here on Eventbrite. Tickets are limited to 200 attendants. Proceeds will benefit the Schoolcraft Library. Schoolcraft Historical Society books will be available for sale at the Schoolcraft Library.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Guests must be at least 16 years old.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You will have to drive yourself or carpool with others. Parking will be at or near each home.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring children, alcohol, or pets. Food and photography inside the homes is NOT allowed.
Once I have my packet and the event starts, what do I do?
Choose which home you would like to visit first. Once you are parked, please leave your coat in your car. Your boots will need to be left out on the porch, and the booties will be worn in the house. Present your ticket to be punched and begin your tour. You may wander and ask the host questions. Please do not go through any closed door.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact us via the contact box on this page or call Schoolcraft Library at 269-679-5959.
Do I have to bring my ticket reservation to the event?
You will need to your ticket reservation to pick up your tour packet from the library starting December 1st. In addition the library will be open at 3:00 pm on December 10th if you would like to pick up your packet at the start of the evening. Participants are encouraged to pick up their packets early. Schoolcraft Community Library is located at 330 N. Centre Street, Schoolcraft, MI. Hours:
Monday 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM–7:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM–7:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please call the Schoolcraft Library (679-5959) and let them know the names of the person who will be taking over your ticket.