Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual Christmas Celebrations will be quite pared down this year due to the Coronavirus. On the kitchen porch (Ridge Avenue South), a “living holiday scene” depicting a Civil-War era scene of decorating the Christmas tree, will take place between 5:30 and 8:30 pm, on Friday, December 11. Decorations during the Civil-War era were handmade, such as marzipan fruits, cookie cutouts, dried orange and apple slices, and strings of popcorn, like those on the Museum’s tree.

And of course, the one-horse open sleigh, donated by the Sellers’ & Coldsmith families, will be in its traditional place, also on the South Ridge Avenue Irwin House porch.

Allison-Antrim Museum looks forward to seeing you as you drive by in your car or stroll down the sidewalk. Don’t forget to drive down the Museum’s driveway and catch a glimpse of the 1860 Irwin House front-door transom, decorated with a Della Robbia fruit arrangement.

Also, enjoy the December Virtual speaker at Allison-Antrim Museum, a look back at the twenty-three paintings of Mark Twain Noe, a legacy of the Greencastle area. View here.