THE HISTORY AND DELIGHTS
OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Remick Museum & Farm presents Homestead Christmas
TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
-- On Saturday, December 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village presents a family-friendly way to welcome the holiday season during Homestead Christmas. This festive annual event allows all generations to feel as though they’ve stepped back in time through reminiscent seasonal sights, tastes, smells and sounds.
A walk through the first floor of the seasonally-decorated historic Captain Enoch Remick House (c. 1808), provides a glimpse into the Victorian era and includes the original doctors' office once shared by Dr. Edwin "Doc" Crafts Remick (1903-1993) and his father, Dr. Edwin Remick (1866-1935). In the kitchen, see a costumed interpreter prepare cookies and bake them in the wood stove. Fresh-from-the-oven cookie samples will be available, with other traditional sweets served in the formal dining room.
A wagon ride is available to transport visitors between the historic house and the Museum Center, where a welcoming cup of wassail, exhibits, a take-home craft, apothecary tastings and products, and an open-hearth cooking demonstration—including samples of gingerbread and more—await. The freshly interpreted second-floor apartment of Doc and Marion Remick features a Christmas tree with 1940s-style decorations, holiday touches, music and treats.
Between activities visitors can spend time greeting farm animals across the farmstead grounds and visit the Sugar House, where corn husk wreaths, packaged gifts, gift certificates, Remick-wear and Remick-made foods and treats are for sale; Remick-raised meats are available at the Museum Store.
Donations to the organization’s Hat, Scarf & Mittens Drive to benefit the children of the Kenneth A. Brett School in Tamworth will be received on this day and through Saturday, December 15. For a donation of a complete set of these items, donors will receive one general admission pass to the museum; interested persons should call the museum to learn more.
Admission to Homestead Christmas is $5 per person; there is no charge for children ages four and under.
Dedicated webpage: http://www.remickmuseum.org/events/homestead-christmas
PHOTO CAPTION (hi-res image provided):
Museum Educator Carol Felice talks with Homestead Christmas visitors at the open-hearth demonstration. The museum's reproduction 19th-century open hearth, used for educational purposes and Hearthside Dinners, is shown in the background.
(Other high-resolution images available on request.)