Allison-Antrim Museum is holding Heritage Christmas Open House on Friday, December 3, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
~ Members of the board of directors will be hosts & hostesses. Masks are encouraged.
~ Guests will enter the historic1860 Irwin House, through the grand Boxwood entrance and will be guided into the parlors. The two parlors will be decorated for the holiday season as it would have been during the Civil War.
~ Guests will exit through the back hall door and will be guided to the Barn by luminaries.
~ A Della Robbia fruit arrangement will decorate the transom of the front door.
~ Roping on the banister and fresh greens will decorate the parlors.
~ A tree decorated with dried fruit, gilded walnuts, Marzipan fruit candies, gingerbread cookies, 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.
~ An 1800’s, one-horse, drawn sleigh, made in Mercersburg, will be displayed on the kitchen porch, facing Ridge Avenue.
~ Experience this historic Civil-War era home after dusk in the low light of the evening.