Allison-Antrim Museum cordially invites the public to its Heritage Christmas open house Friday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA 17225. Members of the board of directors will be hosts and hostesses. Masks are encouraged.
Guests will enter the historic1860 Irwin House, through the grand Boxwood entrance and guided into the parlors. The two parlors will be decorated for the holiday season as it would have been during the Civil War. Guests will exit through the back hall door and will be guided to the Barn by luminaries. In the Barn, an exhibit of Kitsie Hick’s collection of creches, from around the World, will be displayed in the center bay. As guests exit, each will receive a “cookie-to-go.”
A Della Robbia fruit arrangement will decorate the transom of the front door. Roping on the banister, fresh greens, including cuttings from the 161 years-old boxwoods from the premises, will decorate the parlors. A tree decorated with dried fruit, gilded walnuts, Marzipan fruit candies, gingerbread cookies, and Civil War flags will take visitors back to a much simpler time. Bonnie Shockey, president of the museum, will be dressed in Civil War period attire, as the lady of the house, Martha Irwin, may have been in 1860.
An 1800’s, one-horse, drawn sleigh, made in Mercersburg, will be displayed on the kitchen porch, facing Ridge Avenue.
Experience this historic Civil-War era home after dusk in the low light of the evening.
Allison-Antrim Museum, is in its 23rd year of collecting, preserving, and displaying the history of Greencastle and Antrim Township. Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information about Heritage Christmas open house at the Museum or other inquiries, please contact the Museum at 717-597-9010.
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