Tourists come to Lansing from outside and within

By Eve Kucharski
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter

It was over 20 years ago that Capital Tour and Information Service Director and Lansing resident Matthew Van Acker was hired on by the state Capitol. He has easily given hundreds of tours of the building throughout his career and yet still remembers his first visit. “I was 4 years old,” said Van Acker. “I remember the visit. It was one of the events for my brother’s Cub Scout group.”

It was on that trip that Van Acker received a ribbon as a keepsake.