Christmas on the Farm – Grass Lake

December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Waterloo Christmas on the Farm
· DEC ·7
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This re-creation of the holiday’s traditions will include tours of the ten-room farmhouse, the authentic log house, eight outbuildings, and the one-room Dewey School. New this year is a traditional Christmas program at Dewey School. Hand-crafted greens, home-made baked goods, and gift items will be available for purchase. Free refreshments and live music will be among the offerings for this homespun weekend. Please join us!!

At the farmstead, natural decorations of dried herbs, spices, flowers, nuts, cedar and pine will set the scene in the 10-room farmhouse, where costumed guides will recount the activities that would have been taking place in each room at
Singers and musicians perform traditional holiday melodies.
The savory scents of the season will fill the air as dinner is prepared in the warm farm kitchen, reviving memories of the folks who once occupied this historic farmstead.
Visitors will also be welcomed into the log house, which will be decorated as it would have been in the 1840’s, before the family moved into the farmhouse.
The Gift Shop will offer items for sale to fill stockings and remind us for former lifestyles-books, handmade toys, soaps, candles, and other wonderful things.
Baked goods, jams, jellies, and other tempting treats will also be available.
Wreaths, swags, and table centerpieces made of fresh greenery will be available for purchase in the Ice House.
Be sure to visit the blacksmith working at the forge.
The Waterloo Area Historical Society’s Dewey School Museum will be open for tours and decorated for the season.
It will serve as the setting for a traditional Christmas program as well. The schoolhouse is located a short drive away on Territorial Rd., about ¾ mile west of Parks Rd. Maps will be available at the farm.
Admission to the Waterloo Farm Museum grounds for this event is $5 for adults and $2 for children aged 5-12. There is no admission charge for children under 5 and members of the Waterloo Area Historical Society. Admission includes a guided tour of the ten-room farmhouse.

Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum

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