Lighthouse, museum host open house

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Key Club students Suki Zhao, front, and Janel LaPalm perform “Angels we have Heard on High” during the annual Christmas open house at the Sand Point Lighthouse in Escanaba in 2016. An open house was also held at the Delta County Historical Museum.

ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum will be holding open houses on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cookies, old fashioned holiday cheer, music and more will be offered to visitors.

According to Elizabeth Keller, co-chair for the lighthouse committee, the open houses are a great way to unwind after a busy Christmas holiday, while also spending time with friends and family.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said Keller, adding musical entertainment will be at both locations.

For music, local musicians and Escanaba High School students will be playing a variety of instruments, including a pump organ, violin, and guitar.

In addition, cookies and hot cider will also be served by local volunteers for guests at the lighthouse, noted Keller.

This event, sponsored by the Delta County Historical Society, has been a holiday staple for many years. According to Keller, this is the society’s way of saying “thank you” to the community for their continued support.

“It’s a payback to the community that supports us,” said Keller. “It’s open to everyone.”

In addition to festive music and snacks, Keller said the lighthouse will feature a Christmas tree, decorated the old fashioned way — with no lights on it. Instead, the tree will mostly be decorated with vintage ornaments.

The open houses are open to all without charge.