The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center and the Krasl Art Center proudly announce the 2017 season of St. Joseph Walking Tours. These organizations will offer public history and sculpture walking tours alternating every Thursday from June 1 through August 31. The guided tours begin at 5:30pm and run an hour in length. While both tours are free, a suggested donation of $5 will support the Heritage Museum and the Krasl Art Center.
This year, for the first time, the tours will gather and begin inside the Whitcomb building (509 Ship Street). The Whitcomb Senior Living Community welcomes walking tour guests to enter the lobby of their historic building, constructed as a modern resort hotel in 1928. St. Joseph Walking Tours will meet in the Living Room, which features hand-painted murals depicting Pere Marquette meeting Native Americans and stunning views of the bluff.
Beginning June 1, the Krasl Art Center presents the “Sculpture Walking Tour.” Trained docents will guide you along the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum riverfront to explore contemporary sculptures from the Krasl Art Center Biennial Sculptural Invitational, along with some staple permanent artworks in town.
Starting June 8, the Heritage Museum & Cultural Center presents the “Historic Walking Tour”. This tour looks at our fascinating past, covering landmarks such as the Maids of the Mist Fountain and Silver Beach. A stroll on State Street will help us tell the stories of some of the most historic buildings of Old St. Joseph.
The complete schedule of Summer 2017 St. Joseph Walking Tours follows:
Sculpture Walking Tours:
Historic Walking Tours:
Guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; tours may be cancelled in heavy rain or storms. For more information, please contact the Heritage Museum at (269) 983-1191 or the Krasl Art Center at (269) 983-0271.