An Afternoon of Holiday Cheer At The Museum
On Sunday December 4 the King and Queen County Historical Society’s Courthouse Tavern Museum held its annual Open House. A large crowd gathered to hear the holiday music, shop, visit, and eat. Those attending were treated to music provided by King and Queen Elementary School first grade students under the direction of Mr. Fielding and the Central High School Pep Band under the direction of Mr. Guardino. Their performances enhanced the holiday spirit of the afternoon.
As Santa arrived two little girls were peeking around the bushes waiting to see him. They rushed over squealing, ”Santa are you real?” And good hearted Santa says “Real as rain!”. Santa was visited by young and old while an elf entertained with hand puppets. Children were invited to ride in a cart drawn by a miniature horse and have their faces painted.
Visitors were invited to tour the Museum. The regular exhibits were augmented by special holiday exhibits: toys from years past and a holiday train traveling through a Christmas village. A display of quilts and a demonstration of quilt making showed the delicate and precise handwork required to produce the intricate quilts.
Vendors provided shopping opportunities with a myriad selection of products.
Delicious refreshments were available from the Upper King and Queen County Ruritan Club, the King and Queen Central High School Theater Club, and the Tavern Museum Council. The Upper King and Queen Ruritan Club donated all their proceeds to the Central High School Theater Club.
The Courthouse Tavern Museum volunteers thank the community for their support and wish all a Happy New Year!
(Photographs by Alice Sheley)