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Lighthouse plans holiday open house

ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum will be open to the public Thursday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 27, from 1 and 4 p.m. each day, free of charge.

“This is our way of saying thank you to the public,” said Delta County Historical Society Archivist Karen Lindquist. “It’s an relaxing time to enjoy the lighthouse and museum.”

As in previous years, cookies and cider will be available to all during their visit. A natural Christmas tree will by decorated with decorations from a time long gone by.

“We’ll have a tree in the lighthouse decorated with older decorations,” Lindquist said. “And many different types of cookies available for free. We have some terrific bakers.”

The main and second floors of the lighthouse will be open for patrons to see how people in the lighthouse lived in the 1900s. Viewing from the very top of the lighthouse outside will be dependent on weather due to safety concerns.

The museum will have all areas open during the same time.

“During the open house it is so nice to meet people you haven’t seen for a while,” said Lindquist. “People come into the museum to research their families while visiting.”

The open house provides time away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It is a time to unwind and relax during an afternoon with family and friends, organizers said.

The Sand Point Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum is located at the east end of Ludington Street in Escanaba, by Ludington Park.

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