An Old Fashioned Christmas premieres at the GBHS Museum

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The Great Barrington Historical Society will present the premiere of their latest exhibit: “An Old Fashioned Christmas” at an Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 4 pm-8 pm at its Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street in Great Barrington.

Visitors will trace the history of the Christmas tree from the Colonial period to the Victorian era, through the 1950’s and on to the present. They’ll also discover the origins of many of our modern day Christmas traditions, including the hanging of stockings and  Christmas wreaths and the sending of Christmas cards.

As part of the Open House, the Society is holding a “Celebration of Chocolate,” featuring a chocolate fountain, hot chocolate, and other chocolate delights.Visitors can also shop at the Society’s gift shop area.

This event is scheduled the same night as the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s “Holiday Stroll” in downtown Great Barrington. Visitors are encouraged to start their evening with a stop at the Museum for some Christmas spirit, or during the evening to warm up with some hot chocolate or other chocolate yummies. Admission is free. The “Old Fashioned Christmas” exhibit will run through January, 2019.

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