Watch staff demonstrate colonial cooking over an open hearth, then take a tour of the 1717 Pequotsepos Manor as guides talk about its past and the history of Thanksgiving. Create a craft with your child and enjoy some cookies and cider. Finish your visit by exploring the miles of hiking trails through woodlands and meadows on over 160 acres of the 365 year-old Denison Homestead property. $5/person. FREE for Active Military, Members & Children 6 years and under.
You are invited to ‘A Leffingwell Christmas in the Colonies’ Open House on Sunday, Dec.8, from 1-4pm. Enjoy the history and tastes of the season. The main floor is decorated to reflect the Christmas celebrations of New England, the Southern Colonies and the evolution of our American Christmas. Appropriate regional tastes of the season will be served during your self-guided tour of the museum. Interpreters will be available in each room to answer questions and give holiday history. Enjoy a visit with President William Harrison as portrayed by reenactor Kevin Titus. Check out the Colonial wares of Big Bear Trading Company. While listening to vintage seasonal music played by talented pianist Dayne Rugh, browse the gift shop for special items as well as handmade and vintage tree decorations. Come with the family and enjoy the History, Tastes and Sounds of a Leffingwell Colonial Christmas. This event is FREE as a thank you to all the support we have received throughout the year.