Promenade tour to celebrate 40th anniversary


Residence of Maura and Patrick Kane on Clinton-Macon Road. Photo by Jim Lincoln.

Since 1976, the Promenade Home Tour has been a tradition in Tecumseh. The theme of this year’s Promenade is “Through the Doors of Tecumseh… Enter our Past,” celebrating 40 continuous years in 2016. This year’s home tour takes place on June 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Homes featured on this year’s tour include 9159 Clinton-Macon Road, 302 W. Pottawatamie Street, 502 W. Chicago Boulevard, 9561 Carson Highway, and 309 W. Pottawatamie Street.

The former Fraternal Order of Eagles building on 125 S. Evans Street will also be open to the public to tour. Developer Dan Meikle is showcasing the space to the public before he begins renovations on the building later this year.

On the morning of June 4, the Tecumseh Fire Department will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. If weather permits, the fire department will also have a survival flight helicopter landing at 9:30 a.m., and kid’s water games from 10 a.m. to noon to kick off the Promenade. Antique bicycle specialist “The Wheelman” will also be present during the home tour. The Tecumseh Historical Museum will be open all weekend showcasing lost arts demonstrations. The Promenade also takes place during Art in the Park, an exposition where artists showcase and sell their work to visitors at John W. Smith Park.

Pat VanCamp is the director of the Promenade Home Tour. She said she’s excited this year’s Promenade will take place on a weekend when Tecumseh will be vibrant with activity.

“We’re embracing our roots,” VanCamp said. “Promenade is all about where we’ve originated from and how far we’ve come.”

VanCamp would like to thank all committee members who have made this year’s Promenade a success. Tickets for the home tour are $12 per person in advance at the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce, Schmidt & Sons Pharmacy, The Daily Grind, The British Tea Pantry, What a Find!, and Carnegie Studios. Tickets are $15 per person during the day of the tour and are available at all these downtown retailers.

“I really enjoy the history of the community, but it’s important to mark our change and growth,” VanCamp said. “The people who care for these houses are indescribable. We’re fortunate that they open their homes to guests. Without them, none of this would be possible.”

More information on the Promenade can be found by calling the Chamber at 423.3740.


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