The Old Stone House once again opens its doors to celebrate the holiday season as it presents “A Civil War Christmas.”  Scheduled for Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th, this free public program highlights the holiday traditions, music, and culture of the 19th Century.

The event,  organized by the Stone House and Mercer’s 10th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Company, will include historical reenactments and activities inside the festive holiday atmosphere of The Old Stone House.

Visit the soldiers at home and in camp.  Meet the wives and children who endured the holiday season without husbands and fathers.  Experience a cozy, relaxing celebration set in the midst of one of the most tumultuous and important eras of American history.

Doors will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, 10:00 am on Sunday, and festivities will continue until 5 pm. There will be interactive displays, free refreshments and tours available all day.  All aspects of the celebration are free to the public; donations to benefit the programs of the Old Stone House and the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves are greatly appreciated.

Scheduled events are listed below; stop by any time to meet reenactors and enjoy the historical holiday decor inside the Stone House.

Saturday, December 5th

9:00 am Open to Public

10:00 am. Soldiers’ Drill

1:00 pm. Soldiers’ Drill

2:00 pm. Kids Militia

3:00 pm. Skirmish

5:00 pm. Closed

Sunday, December 6th

10:00 am. Open to Public

11:00 am. Soldiers’ Drill

1:30 pm. Soldiers’ Drill

2:00 pm. Kids Militia

2:30 pm. Skirmish

5:00 pm.  Closed

One Comment to "The Glories of Christmases Long Ago: The Old Stone House Presents “A Civil War Christmas” December 5th & 6th"

  • Jane Miller
    June 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    What a great program and web site.