Hometown Holiday is the theme for this year’s Christmas on the Farm at Renfrew Museum and Park on December 7 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, December 8 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and December 9 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Christmas on the Farm is a yearly event at Renfrew Museum and Park. Our Hometown Holiday theme was chosen to celebrate this year’s Bicentennial, celebrating 200 years since the Borough of Waynesboro was formed.
The Museum House will be decorated with Waynesboro holiday memorabilia and collectibles provided by local community members. Model train layouts from Quincy Village Model Railroad Club and the Waynesboro Model Railroad Club will be in the Visitors Center. A variety of musical groups will perform throughout the three days. A full schedule of musical performances will be on Renfrew’s website by December 1.
An artist proof by Landis Whitsel, Christmas Past, was donated by Jeff Mace for this year’s raffle to support Renfrew. An artist proof is one of the first ten prints from an original, signed by the artist. Artist proofs are printed prior to a larger run of the print.
In addition, Mr. Mace provided historical photographs depicting Christmas scenes from the mid 1900’s. Many of these pictures were taken by Sylvester Snyder, a noted amateur photographer in the area for many decades. Mr. Mace’s collection also includes other seasonal memorabilia, including antique calendar.
David George graciously loaned Renfrew many items from his Waynesboro collection to help decorate the house. The antique fruit dryer is one of the unique pieces of his collection that you’ll see as enter the Museum House through the kitchen.
Admission to Christmas on the Farm includes a Museum House tour along with entertainment in the Wagon Shed Room and the model train displays and refreshments in the Visitors Center. Admission is $8.00 adults, $7.00 seniors, $5.00 ages 7-18, and Kids 6 and under and Renfrew Members are free.
For additional information on Christmas on the Farm please call 717-762-4723 or visit www.renfrewmuseum.org.