50th Marshall Home Tour celebrates with 'This Old House' star, other events

Sep 2, 2013

The Honolulu House in Marshall, Michigan
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Honolulu House in Marshall was built in 1860 for Supreme Court Justice Abner Pratt who became the former the U.S. Consul to the Sandwich Islands, now called Hawaii. It’s just one of more than 20 sites in the city that will be part of the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Home Tours.

Bill Mabin of the Marshall Historical Society says this year the homes are just a small part of a big celebration.  Steve Thomas of PBS's This Old House will be giving a presentation and participating in other events. There will be historical reenactments and musical acts in some of the homes. There will also be a Civil War Ball with costumes and music set to the times.  

Susan Van Zandt is a tour guide at the Honolulu House, one of Marshall's museums. She took WMUK's Rebecca Thiele through a short tour.