Hearthside House hosting old-fashioned Christmas events

Hearthside House hosting old-fashioned Christmas events

The Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Road, Lincoln, is all decked out for Christmas and ready to welcome visitors on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m.

LINCOLN – Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Road, this weekend.

Tours will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 8, between 4 and 7 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m., the G-notes, the a cappella ensemble from the Gordon School, welcome visitors with their holiday selections. Santa will be at each of these pre-Christmas events for the duration of the openings. The events also include a variety of live music including harp, piano, and acoustical guitar.

For the first time, holiday events will extend next door to Chase Farm Park for “A 19th Century Christmas at the Schoolhouse” in conjunction with Hearthside’s events, opening one hour prior to Hearthside’s events and closing one hour earlier on each of the dates.

Step inside the one-room schoolhouse to be welcomed by youth docents dressed in period attire and experience a Christmas program as students would have enjoyed during the late 19th century. Meet Mrs. Claus, listen to a traditional school Christmas program of poems and join in a sing-along of Christmas carols accompanied by a guitar. The performance will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Dec. 9 opening. On Dec. 8, beginning at 3 p.m., “The Story of Santa Claus” will be read by Charles Cox, historian and founder of the Festival of Lights Committee in Lincoln.

Once the holiday rush is over, there is still time to visit Hearthside to enjoy the decorations with special “Home for the Holidays” tours given on Friday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 30. Advance reservations are required for these two evenings since space is limited for each tour. Tours will begin every half hour starting at 4 p.m. with the last one at 6 p.m., and generally last one hour. To reserve spot, call 401-726-0597 or email info@hearthsidehouse.org .

General admission is $10/person; $5, ages 10-16; children under 10 at no charge. The Christmas at the Schoolhouse program admission is $5/family.