Allison-Antrim Museum cordially invites the public to see and experience its displays, during its Heritage Christmas open house Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA 17225. Members of the board of directors will be hosts and hostesses. In the Barn we invite Pat Beard, clarinetist, and Connie Bishop, bass clarinetist, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will play a variety of music, including holiday, from the Civil-War era to welcome guests. Pat is a fibre artist and Connie is a retired elementary teacher from the Waynesboro Area School District. Toys from the early 20th century from the Carl family collection will be featured.
Step back in time in the 1860 historic Museum house decorated for the holiday season as it would have been during the Civil War with a Della Robbia fruit arrangement in the transom of the front door. Roping on the banister, fresh greens, including cuttings from the 163 years-old boxwoods from the premises will decorate the house. A tree decorated with dried fruit, gilded walnuts, Marzipan fruit candies, gingerbread cookies, antique candle holders, and Civil War flags will take visitors back to a much simpler time. Bonnie Shockey, president of the museum, will be dressed in Civil War period attire, as the lady of the house, Martha Irwin, may have been in 1860. The dining room, parlors, children’s bedroom, and master bedroom are all furnished with period furniture and oriental rugs – all donations to AAMI. An 1800’s, one-horse, drawn sleigh, made in Mercersburg, will be displayed on the kitchen porch. Experience this historic Civil-War era home after dusk in the low light of the evening.
Allison-Antrim Museum, is in its 25th year of collecting, preserving, and displaying the history of Greencastle and Antrim Township. Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information about Heritage Christmas open house at the Museum or other inquiries, please contact the Museum at 717-597-9010, on Facebook, Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or visit www.greencastlemuseum.org.