2012-06-09 / News

Bob Tagatz To Give Special Grand Hotel History Lecture

Hotel historian and concierge Bob Tagatz will give a special lecture on the history of Grand Hotel Tuesday, June 12, as part of the hotel’s ongoing 125th anniversary celebration.

Built in 1886 and opened in 1887, Grand Hotel has been a prominent fixture and popular destination on Mackinac Island. It has hosted such public figures as Mark Twain and United States Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Its famed front porch is said to be the longest in the world, and the hotel itself served as the setting of the 1947 film “This Time for Keeps” and the 1980 film “Somewhere in Time.”

Participants will meet on the west front porch unless the weather is inclement, in which case they will meet at the Audubon Wine Bar.

Admission to this talk is included with the $10 entrance fee to Grand Hotel for non-guests.

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