Bus tours exploring local city's rich history

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center is giving residents and tourists the chance to take a ride into the past.

The history center’s annual bus tours have been underway and will continue throughout the middle of August. Each tour makes several different stops around the city of Marquette with visits from various different prominent characters throughout Marquette’s history.

At one of the spots, you can hear about President Teddy Roosevelt’s libel case at the Marquette County Courthouse. These tours give individuals the chance to expand their knowledge on Marquette’s rich history.

“The bus tours are a great way to learn about your town, its also a wonderful way for tourists to learn about the town and you always learn something that you may not have known about a place you’ve been living in for a long time or a place you’re visiting” said MRHC Educator and Tour Guide, Betsy Rutz.

Each tour is slightly different from another making each one very unique. All the characters who can be seen while on the tour are volunteers who are passionate about their city.

“All of our characters today are volunteers who work really hard researching and writing their roles. They find costumes, they have a great time pulling together a character so we really rely on our volunteers here at the Marquette Regional History Center” said Rutz.

Anyone is invited to attend one of the bus tours but signing up in advanced is necessary because the buses do fill up quickly.