Newberry Museum’s Christmas Open House
The staff of the Lexington County Museum and the Friends of the Lexington County Museum invite you to come experience Christmas traditions of the past at the Museum as it hosts its Annual Christmas Open House on December 11th from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Many of the thirty historic structures on the Museum complex will be open and will feature period Christmas decorations. The event is free to the public! Light refreshments that would have been eaten by Lexington residents in the 19th century, including hot apple cider and gingerbread, will be served. Friends of the Museum member Constance Caractor Flemming will be singing and playing live music in the Fox House. A blacksmith will be on site practicing his craft and educating visitors about smithing and a cooking demonstration will be taking place in our 19th century Ridgell kitchen as well. We will also be featuring the Slave Dwelling Project and their program “Inalienable Rights” again this year.
The Christmas Open House is a great way to explore the museum’s structures and collections on your own time, learn about the rich history of the county, and get into the holiday spirit.
This event is family-friendly and fun.