History center plans old-fashioned Christmas

Jackson County History Center will be having an Old-fashioned Christmas Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old log Meeting House of the Pioneer Village on East Walnut Street in Brownstown.

Visitors will have the chance to see old-fashioned, handmade Christmas ornaments and decorations and have an opportunity to enjoy traditional Christmas carols and music while sampling homemade cookies and cider.

There will be a fire in the fireplace but visitors are being asked to dress warmly.

Visitors also can bring a homemade Christmas decoration, circa 1800s, all

 natural materials (no glue or plastic), for the tree.

If you would like to donate something for the tree and cannot be there, donations may be left at the Genealogy Library on North Sugar Street next to the Livery Barn or at the Heller Museum 207 E. Walnut St.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Heller Museum is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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