Washington County Historical Society holiday open house set for Dec. 11

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Date(s) - 12/11/2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Headquarters House Museum


Washington County Historical Society holiday open house set for Dec. 11

The Washington County Historical Society will hold its annual holiday event from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Headquarters House Museum, 118 E. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

The activity will include singing along with a choir of Living Historians and Heritage School students dressed in mid-19th century costume on the front steps of the museum. Father Christmas will give away individually wrapped candy canes and children will have the opportunity to make historically inspired ornaments. The museum will be open for tours and the bookstore will have items for sale. Refreshments will include gingerbread cookies and wassail.

The WCHS Christmas Elf will collect optional gift donations for area children aged 3 to 18. Gift donors are asked to bring unwrapped items that cost no more than $20. Gifts may include learning toys, craft kits, sports or Hog clothing, dress-up clothes, backpacks, hair tools, Legos, balls, gift cards, movie passes, wrapping paper and gift tags.

Headquarters House Museum, the 1853 Greek Revival structure, was home to Judge Jonas and Matilda Tebbetts until the Civil War changed the course of their lives. During the war it alternated as a headquarters for occupying Union and Confederate troops.