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Museum to host festive open house

Posted Nov. 20, 2012, at 4:26 p.m.
The halls are decked out for the holidays and will get visitors into a festive mood at an Open House Saturday and Sunday, Dec.1-2, at Montpelier in Thomaston.
The halls are decked out for the holidays and will get visitors into a festive mood at an Open House Saturday and Sunday, Dec.1-2, at Montpelier in Thomaston.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Montpelier, Thomaston, Maine

For more information: 207-354-8-62

THOMASTON, Maine — The General Henry Knox Museum will present its annual holiday open house 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Montpelier. Twelve rooms will be decorated for the season in 18th century style, including the General’s Bedroom for the first time, with decorations provided by Seasons Downeast and Day Cowperthwaite.

The event will feature live entertainment and refreshmesnts. Admission is free and open to all. In lieu of admission, canned goods will be accepted at the door for distribution through the Thomaston Food Pantry.

Castlebay with Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee will kick off the musical programming at 1 p.m.  Saturday at 1 pm with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, tin whistle and traditional vocal harmonies. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Jubilee, a flute and cello duo, will make a Montpelier debut in the Oval Room. And at 3 p.m. harpist Mary Chamberlain will returns to Montpelier with popular selections and holiday sing-a-longs.

Kathy Chamberlain-Robitaille will lead Camden’s all-male Windjammer Chorus in some popular holiday numbers at 1 p.m. Sunday. At 2 pm on Sunday June Haining directs Harborside Harmony, a women’s barbershop chorus, will perform at 2 p.m. Harpist Mary Chamberlain will close out the entertainment at 3 p.m.

On both days visitors will may stroll from room to room to enjoy early American holiday décor provided by Anne Perkins, Signe Mather, Mary Ann Carey, Anne Williams, Barbara Backus, Pat Kristiansen, Lysbeth Andrews, Deborah Cotton, Virginia Hodge, Sandy Orluk, the DAR, The Heirloom Garden of Maine, Weskeag Farms, Hoboken Gardens and The Green Thumb. And for the first time ever the recently refurbished second floor General’s Bedroom will be included as part of the annual event, with decorations provided by Seasons Downeast and Day Cowperthwaite.

For information contact 207-354-8-62 or info@knoxmuseum.org.

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