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|The 2016 Annual Holiday
Party will be held
November 12, 2016
The 2015 Annual Holiday Open House
was held November 12th in the Park Visitors Center
The open house was held in Visitor's Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Each year we decorate the Christmas tree with homemade ornaments.
Hot Apple cider and home made
cookies were served.
Children and adults made holiday ornaments,
one to hang on our tree and one
to take home with them.
We also cut out 6 pointed snowflakes.
Jackie Martin chaired the event
for the 2015 Holiday Party.
The holiday season was celebrated by pioneers but we find very little written about just how their homes were decorated in the early 1800's and especially if there was a Christmas tree. It is thought that they brought pine limbs into the house but we do know that if there were trees they would be very worried about fires in the cabin...so each year the cabin lifestyle is celebrated in the visitor's center with a tree with no lights of any kind, and primarily homemade ornaments.