Visitors to Meadow Brook Hall this summer will get a glimpse into the privileged life of the Wilson’s at the Family Matters Summer Tour. The tour showcases The Wilson family from the beginning of their life together, to the development of Meadow Brook Farms and the building of Meadow Brook Hall’s grand estate.

      The 2009 Summer Tour is happening now through September 6.  Visitors can tour the estate Monday through Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

      “Visitors often forget when they are surrounded by the immense beauty of the Hall that a family actually lived in this space,” said Meredith Long, Museum Services Coordinator for Meadow Brook Hall.  “We are exploring the real life and the day to day of the Wilson’s; the life their wealth afforded them but also the sense of duty and responsibility that came along with it.” 

      Objects from the Hall’s collection that are not usually on display will be brought out of storage to help tell the story of the life and times of one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson.

      Guests will also get a rare opportunity to tour the staff wing and see how the staff lived and worked at Meadow Brook Hall.

Tour admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors.  Children age 12 and under are free.  Reservations are not required.  For additional information on Meadow Brook Hall call (248) 364-6200 or visit www.meadowbrookhall.org 

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