Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts walking tours

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Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. 

Begins at Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing 

Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. 

Begins at Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Dr., Lansing 

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The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts two neighborhood walking tours during June, one of Moores River Drive and the other of the North Washington-Capitol Avenue neighborhood. Learn interesting stories behind these historic homes. 

On 6:30 p.m. Thursday (June 23), the Washington-Capitol Tour begins at Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., and proceeds to homes on Maple Street, Capitol Avenue and César Chávez Avenue. The tour includes homes of a notable World War I pilot and Antarctic explorer, the founding member of the Lansing Symphony, a woman inventor and a suffragette. The tour finishes at the former Pulver Gas Station on César Chávez Avenue. In recognition of Elderly Instruments’ 50th birthday, cake and ice cream will be served.  

The tour of Moores River Drive begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (June 30) at the entrance to the Lansing Country Club, 2200 Moores River Drive. The architectural tour (exterior only) includes a classic California style arts and crafts bungalow and the homes of several Lansing industrialists and business leaders, including automotive industrialist Billy Durant.

Check out more events in the Lansing area this week.

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