This summer, Meadow Brook Hall will open its grounds to celebrate its recent National Historic Landmark designation with a free event featuring a picnic lunch, tours, entertainment and an opportunity to “Hug the Hall.”
Participants will enjoy a live musical performance by Oakland University alumna Jennifer Kincer on the Rock Garden lawn, take a tour of the first floor of The Hall, and cruise back in time with a ride in a vintage Dodge automobile. Kids of all ages can test their navigation skills in a National Historic Landmark scavenger hunt. The event will culminate with the first-ever group hug that will surround Meadow Brook Hall along with a celebratory balloon release.
“Hug The Hall” is set for noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Admission and all activities are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact The Hall at (248) 364 -6263.
About National Historic Landmark Designation
On March 6, Meadow Brook was awarded designation as a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior – for its exceptional architecture, its grand scale of 88,000 square feet and 110 rooms – the integrity of the building and some two dozen associated country estate structures, including a clubhouse, greenhouse, playhouses and riding ring. The Hall is considered to be the finest extant example of Tudor Revival architecture in the United States. There are fewer than 2,500 sites that have been named National Historic Landmarks; only 35 in Michigan. It is the highest recognition for historic properties in the United States.