Thursday, June 9, 2011

Walking Tour of the old Actors’ Colony - Hot Rod Power Tour version

“The best summers of my life were spent in the cottage Pop had built on Lake Muskegon in 1908.”

Buster Keaton in his autobiography,
“My Wonderful World of Slapstick”

When: Thursday, June 9 @ 7:30 p.m.

Where we start:
Bluffton Elementary
1875 Waterworks Rd
Muskegon, MI 49441

Your Host: Local historian Ron Pesch

Cost: FREE!

Near the turn of the twentieth century, as the last vestiges of Muskegon’s lumbering era faded from the horizon, a community that catered to theatrical entertainers took root. Lying in the shadow of a massive dune known as Pigeon Hill in a portion of the city of Muskegon known as Bluffton, a colony of actors celebrated life on the water while preparing for another season on the road.

The Hot Rod Magazine Power tour visits Muskegon on June 9th, 2011