Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Village
Join state historic site staff, friends and family on Saturday, December 11, from 6-8 p.m. as they open up the historic buildings for a Christmas from long ago. Site buildings will be open and decorated for Christmas. Guests will be encouraged to tour the buildings and visit with interpreters.
You may stumble upon the judge and lawyer in the Old Courthouse as they get ready to end the year. Stop by the taproom of the tavern and visit with travelers from the trail. In the Academy, you will see the young ladies preparing for Christmas and the school marm taking a break. Go on up the hill to the George Caleb Bingham Home and see a family preparing for a Christmas. Stop in the kitchen to warm up by the fire and say hello to the cook preparing for Christmas dinner. At the very end of the tour, take a moment and take in the real meaning of Christmas. The pathway will be lit, but participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight.
Carriage rides will be offered and a photographer will be in town to capture your special family
moments. This is a free event! For more information contact us at 600-837-3330.