Historical Society Presents Ghost Tour of Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society offers a fascinating and unusual look at the history of Royal Oak on Sept. 14 with “The Ghost Tour of Royal Oak.” Participants will travel in a luxury coach with naturalist Bob Muller, who will point out the many signs of the past that are hidden all around us. Some are only a century old, some over a dozen millennium.
When the last Ice Age ended, all of Royal Oak was under the water of predecessors of Lake Erie. Four beach ridges from these lakes cross our city and they can still be seen – if you know what to look for. Red Run – Royal Oak’s “Ghost River” – has left signs of where it flowed through our neighborhoods. These make up the topography of the area and determined where people firstsettled. After the tour, you will be able to envision the woodlots of long-ago farms, just by theshapes of the trees in the area. Maybe your yard is in one of these woodlots!
After taking the tour, your eyes will be a time machine, allowing you to see into the past, whenothers notice nothing.
Seating is limited to 20 participants at each of two seatings. One seating will leave the Royal Oak Historical Museum, 1411 W. Webster, at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14; the second will leave at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments of cake and punch will be served at the museum between the two tours.
Tickets are priced at $25; to reserve tickets or for more information, call Sandy Wilkins at 248-541-6441.
Source: Royal Oak Historical Society