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Jacob Kelley Museum House opening on Sunday, December 4th

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Join us for Christmas at the Jacob Kelley House on Sunday, December 4th, 3-5 p.m. See the house decorated as it was in the 1800’s. Enjoy “Wassail”, a punch popular during the holidays, and cookies. We will have games from the 19th Century for the children to enjoy. They can see how children spent their play time.

Members will be in period dress and available to discuss the history of the home and the Kelley family. Visitors can see the home as well as furniture, kitchen, sewing and farm equipment displays. Tour the house to get a glimpse of country living during the period. These are excellent examples of the craftsmanship practiced before the modern tools of today were invented.

The barn will be open to educate guests on the farming methods in use during the mid-1800’s. Farm animals common to the period will also be on site. This was a time when people worked hard and relied upon the help of neighbors and mules were used to plow and cultivate the crops.

The cook house where food was prepared and then taken into the main house for the family meals will be open for visitors to appreciate the difference when compared to today’s modern homes. See a traditional smokehouse where meats were stored.