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Past Events

A Colonial Christmas Open House 2010

when: Dec. 4, 2010 -  Dec 5, 2010

The annual Christmas Open House was on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2010 from 1 to 4 pm. The buildings were decorated with traditional greenery and reflected the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday. Information about the house and grounds was offered by costumed docents; re-enactors demonstrated scenes of 18th-century life; the sounds of live music filled the air; and other interpreters entertained children using colonial games and crafts through the “Hands-on History” program.

The gift shop was open with a great choice of inexpensive gifts, many under $10, for both young and not so young, and the annual bake sale featured delicious local specialties and traditional delights.

Emily Weil was here to sign her new book, “Cornwallis Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown.”

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What visitors say

Dear Mrs. Mitchell,
You did some good explaining. Now I get what you were saying about that stuff in the house and the kitchen. That fruit in the tree I didn’t get none but people said it was good.