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December 2016
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth ME 04605
The Woodlawn News 

December, some say it is the most wonderful time of the year and we certainly welcome it with Christmas at Woodlawn. This year, A Celebration of Trees returns as our decorating theme with 28 magnificent trees created by area businesses and organizations. Our month long celebration invites people in for tours, teas, and trains.  You can read all we have planned in this newsletter.  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We wish everyone the very best this holiday season. 

May you and your family be blessed with good health and your homes be filled with laughter and good cheer!

All the best in the coming new year.  We look forward to seeing you at Woodlawn in 2017!
A sneak peek at some of the festive decorations you will see when you visit!
Hooray, Hooray! Opening Day Christmas at Woodlawn
A Celebration of Trees

The fun begins Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m. 

Last year, we started A Celebration of Trees as our theme and it was great!  This year 28 businesses, organizations and groups have created a magnificent assortment of TREES, TREES, TREES! No two are the same, and all of the businesses have gone above and beyond to surprise and entertain you with something totally different!

The Black House is open for tours, December 1st through the 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  $5 for adults, $1 for children. 

To read about all the Christmas at Woodlawn activities planned, click here.

To see the list of participating decorators, visit the Christmas at Woodlawn page at
Enjoy Holiday High Tea With Family and Friends  
Enjoy Holiday High Tea with friends, family and co-workers. 

We are serving Holiday High Tea on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in December.  Tea time starts at 3 p.m. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

To purchase your tickets, click on the date you would like to join us.
                       Friday, December 23 
Want to see all the dates and then decide? Click here.  
For Train Lovers of All Ages ...
Visit the Holiday Train Display in the Sleigh Barn on Saturdays and Sundays. 
Holiday Train Display Returns! 

All Aboard! The Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club returns with its, Holiday Train Display for a third Christmas at Woodlawn season.

This working train display will be set up in the Sleigh Barn and open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 18th, free of charge and fun for all ages! 
Woodlawn's 2017 Annual Appeal
In 2016, close to 1,300 students participated in a Woodlawn Program on our campus or in their classrooms.

There is still time to make your 2017 Annual Appeal donation in this tax year!

With your help, we are certain we will reach our annual appeal goal of $50,000. Every donation to our annual appeal will help to maintain Woodlawn for recreational use, create innovative programming for the community, and help students learn about the region's heritage.
With your support we can reach our annual appeal goal and ensure Woodlawn is enjoyed to an even greater extent in 2017.  For your convenience, we have established on-line payments through our website .
Public Park is Open for Winter Activities

This is the time of year when many people enjoy their visits to Woodlawn the most.  With two miles of looping trails, visitors bring their x-country skis, snowshoes and warm boots, to get outside and enjoy Maine's invigorating winter weather.  The property is open, dawn to dusk, free of charge.  Dress warm and recreate safely! A printable trail map is available on our website, click here. 
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