Holiday Open House at Old Alabama Town [Montgomery, Dec. 6]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Old Alabama Town’s Holiday Open House
Annual Holiday Event with Live Music, Crafts, Stories, Art, and Refreshments
Montgomery, Al, November 28, 2012: Old Alabama Town will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., featuring live holiday music, traditional pioneer crafts for children, storytelling & costumed guests, local handmade gifts, a book signing, and of course, cookies & hot cider over the fire. This event is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Immediately following the Open House, Karren Pell and friends will be hosting their Holiday OAT Revue starting at 7 p.m. in the Old Church at Old Alabama Town.
Old Alabama Town will be featuring a range of holiday music for the Open House, from the harmonies of The Joy Singers, a local senior choir, to Christmas carols on the violin, and even some wandering Girl Scout carolers. The Grange Hall schoolteachers will be showing children how to do traditional pioneer activities such as churn butter, make candles, and create pioneer-style Christmas ornaments to take home. Old Alabama Town’s resident storyteller will be regaling visitors with seasonal tales from early Alabama. The Ordeman House, fabulously decorated for the holidays, will be open for guided tours to show how middle class families celebrated Christmas during that time. Mary Ann Neeley, local historian, will be signing copies of her brand new book, Montgomery in the 20th Century: Tradition & Change, 1880-2012. Bottletree Pottery, Old Alabama Town’s resident artisan studio, will be showcasing beautiful handmade crafts and jewelry for purchase.
So bring your family, grab a cup of hot cider and wander through our 19th century village as we welcome the holiday season with music, crafts, stories, and art.