Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Back in Time at Museum Village

The holiday season is upon us and being the father of a six year old means its the time of year to visit the mall to see Santa, drive through the surrounding neighborhoods to see the Christmas lights and shiver with your neighbors at the local tree lighting ceremony.  This year my wife and I decided to incorporate a little learning with our celebrating by taking a trip to Museum Village in Monroe, NY for their Old Time Christmas Celebration.

For those who have never been, Museum Village is an indoor/outdoor living history museum committed to the exploration, interpretation and preservation of the 19th century.  This night included a staff decked out in 19th century clothing posing as blacksmiths, teachers, bakers and musicians.  Men roasted chestnuts in the street while carolers drifted from building to building and Santa and his elves greeted the children after a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show.  The kids dipped their own candles, created traditional 19th century crafts and decorated cookies.  A good, old-fashioned time was had by all.....

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