Monday, July 9, 2012
"Hug the Hall" event to celebrate MBH's national landmark designation
This summer, Meadow Brook Hall will open its grounds to celebrate its recent National Historic Landmark designation with a festive 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 Jen 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 and 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, visit meadowbrookhall.org
or contact The Hall at (248) 364 -6263.
About National Historic Landmark Designation
On Monday, March 6, Meadow Brook Hall was named a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior. The designation recognizes The Hall's exceptional architecture, building integrity, grand scale, and cultural and historic value. Meadow Brook Hall encompasses 88,000 square feet and 110 rooms, along with 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. The National Historic Landmark is the highest recognition for historic properties in the United States. There are currently about 2,500 designated landmarks nationwide, with Meadow Brook Hall marking the 35th landmark in Michigan