"All Hallows in the Park" - Celery Flats Historical Tour Series

10/8/2017 12:00 PM


FREE event at Celery Flats Historical Area (7335 Garden Lane, Portage)

The final edition for the season of the Celery Flats Historical Tours will feature an autumn All Hallows theme that includes a guide through Central Cemetery and some of the historical figures buried there. This event will feature carriage rides between the cemetery and Celery Flats. Other attractions will include a presentation on historical grave markings; headstone rubbings; storytelling; pumpkin bowling and demonstrations such as basket weaving, a working blacksmith shop, and candle making. Parks & Recreation, in collaboration with the Portage Historic District Commission, is excited to once again offer Historical Tours of Celery Flats. The FREE event series runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. on select Sundays at the Celery Flats Historical Area (7335 Garden Lane, Portage). Each event will feature a different historical theme. The tours include stops at Stuart Manor, The Grain Elevator, Schoolhouse and the Hayloft Theatre. Each building will have a guide to provide details on its rich history and little known facts. Along the walk through Celery Flats, visitors will also find a historical exhibition in the Grain Elevator and demonstrations of everyday skills from past times. For more information on these events, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (269) 329-4522.