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First Posted: 8:35 am - November 17th, 2015

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The Fairfield County Museum will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at its 231 S. Congress St. location.
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Volunteers with the Fairfield County Museum are shown from a past season getting the museum building festooned for the season.
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WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County Museum will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at its 231 S. Congress St. location.

In addition to the gala event, museum volunteers have assembled two interesting new exhibits. On the ground floor there is a display of antique sleigh bells from the collection of Ed Gates.

A room on the second floor has been fitted up as an old-time country store, with artifacts from several Fairfield County commercial establishments representing the late 1800s up through early 1900s periods.

Many volunteers annually contribute to the event and several organizations participate in preparing for the festivities. The 1830 Museum building will be decorated for the season in period festooning and botanical design by the ladies of several partnering garden clubs.

The Fairfield County Historical Society and the Fairfield County Genealogical Chapter will provide refreshments.

A slate of local musicians will perform in the parlor and the 1854 square Rosewood piano is being tuned to accompany performers and participatory caroling along with several other offerings such as a children’s bell choir, a brass duet, a classical string performance, and some traditional vocal/string performances.

The museum is promoting two other in-town offerings earlier during the afternoon with Handel’s Messiah to be performed by community singers at Bethel ARP church.

The Pinetree Players will be presenting their Christmas play, Dashing Through the Snow. Both of these programs take place within walking distance of the Museum.

Call 803-635-9811 or send an email to fairfieldmus@truvista.net

The Fairfield County Museum will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at its 231 S. Congress St. location.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_museumholidays01.jpgThe Fairfield County Museum will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at its 231 S. Congress St. location. Courtesy photos

Volunteers with the Fairfield County Museum are shown from a past season getting the museum building festooned for the season.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_museumholidays02.jpgVolunteers with the Fairfield County Museum are shown from a past season getting the museum building festooned for the season. Courtesy photos

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