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Nature’s Gift to Christmas - Historical Holiday Wreath Decorating with Michael Ausbon

when: Nov. 24, 2019

Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

Time: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Location: Joel Lane Museum House Visitor’s Center, located at 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27603. Parking is available on the street just outside the visitor’s center.

Admission: $16 General Public; $11 Members and Students. Available by contacting the Joel Lane Museum House or at Eventbrite.com

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Nature’s Gift to Christmas

Discover how you can decorate for Christmas using nature’s gifts. Experience and participate in a live demonstration. Get tips on how to locate, prepare, and design your holiday décor. We’ll sneak in a bit of history too!

What is historical holiday decorating? Why is it referred to as the Colonial Williamsburg style? Explore the answers to these questions and more.

Michael Ausbon

Michael Ausbon crafts beautiful, creative wreaths each year to decorate the Joel Lane Museum House for the Colonial Christmas Open House. He is currently the Decorative Arts Curator for the NC Museum of History and the NC Governor’s Mansion.

He is from “down east” NC and has been a collector of all things NC and southern all his life. He is particularly fond of ladderback chairs. He has always felt the story behind the object is as important as the object itself. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute programs, Winston Salem NC.


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