FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: November 22, 2013
CONTACT: SYDNEY LOFTUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RE: MADISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 8 from 1-4 pm
The Madison County Historical Society will hold its Victorian Christmas Open House on December 8th from 1 to 4 pm at Cottage Lawn, headquarters of the society, on 435 Main Street, Oneida. This event is free and open to the public. The period rooms will be festively decorated by area floral shops. The Green Thumb Garden Club will adorn the music parlor, while the Sherrill Garden Club will decorate the children’s room. The historical society’s collection committee will decorate the other rooms in the house.
Entertainment throughout the afternoon will be provided by the Durhamville Elementary School 2nd grade Chorus under the direction of Stephanie Gwilt from 1:15-1:35 pm. A group performance under the direction of Roselle Lynch will be from 1:40- 2:10 pm. St. Pat’s Select Choir under the direction of Amanda Yeoman will perform from 2:25-2:55 pm. Suzuki Violin Studio of Oneida and Hamilton under the direction of Iryna Juravich will close the afternoon with their performance from 3:35-4:00pm.
Come visit the society’s latest temporary exhibit, “Medicine over the years” that highlights the period of 1800- 1950s and Madison County medical professionals, hospitals and medical services during the open house. On display will be items from the historical society’s medical collection along with items on loan. The Medical Society of Madison County, created back in 1806, has loaned their leather bound book of recorded minutes of the medical society from 1880-1940. The Brookfield Historical Society, Peterboro Area Museum, Town of Madison Historical Society and Jill Stratton have also loaned a variety of objects and images from their own collections for the exhibition.
Check out our giftshop for that special holiday gift and to purchase raffle tickets for the gift baskets and handcrafted cane chair by Lisa Gardiner of Chittenango. All drawings will be held at the end of the event.
Come join us on Sunday, December 8th from 1 -4 pm at the Madison County Historical Society’s Annual Victorian Christmas Open House. The event is free and open to the public. Holiday refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Madison County Historical Society at (315) 363-4136 or (315) 361-9735, or 435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.mchs1900.org, and check out our Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY Facebook page.