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Event Details

  • 12/15/2012

    Location: Ellwood Manor Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free

 

A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor

 

Saturday, December 15

 

11am - 2pm (see below)

 

On Saturday, December 15, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) will host this 4th annual holiday event.

 

The doors will open at 9 a.m. and guests may visit until closing at 2 p.m.  The 18th century home will be decorated for the Christmas season by the Fawn Lake Garden Club.  FoWB's volunteer interpreters will be on hand to welcome all visitors.

 

A schedule of activities is listed below.  For those hoping to visit with Santa, please note the times.

 

9 AM - 11 AM:  Santa will be in house

 

Children are invited to join in the fun of making seasonal arts and crafts

 

Cookies and punch

 

Tours of the house

 

11 AM - 2 PM:  Period Christmas music by Evergreen Shade

 

Readings of Christmas letters from Civil War soldiers every half hour beginning at 11:30

 

Tours of the house

 

 

The open house is free to the public. Donations are always welcome.

 

For directions see http://www.fowb.org/index.php/ ellwood-manor/directions-to- ellwood

 

For informationcontact Carolyn Elstner at Melstner@aol.com or by phone at 540-373-6240 or Zann Nelson at M16439@aol.com or by phone at 540-547-2395.