Washington Heritage Museums
Learn to Make a Boxwood Wreath
Friday, November 13, 2020
Learn to make a boxwood wreath, just in time for the holidays! The WHM gardener, Jeannette Rose, will demonstrate how to collect materials, and how to create a beautiful and lush wreath, perfect for gift giving or for decorating your own home
A “Very Mary” Christmas- 18th Century Traditions
Thursday, December 3, 2020
6pm - 6:30pm
What were the traditions of an 18th-century Christmas? Join Mary Washington House manager Michelle L. Hamilton to find out and how you can make a colonial pomander.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 6, 2020
4:30pm - 7pm
Tour the Mary Washington House by candlelight in the spirit of an 18th century Christmas. Shop for unique gifts in the gift shop while sipping hot cider and sampling Mary Washington's famous gingerbread. The gift shop will be hosting a sale with so many wonderful items to choose from you will be able to cross some holiday shopping off your list!
This is a FREE event! Bring all of your friends and family!
Virtual Holiday Open House at the Rising Sun Tavern
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Join the tavern keeper on a virtual tour of the Rising Sun Tavern as it might have looked during the holidays in the earliest years of the United States. Learn how Americans in the Colonies and Early Republic celebrated the holidays, and the sometimes-raucous seasonal traditions that went along with them at early American taverns. Listen to the music of the day, and toast the tavern keeper after a tutorial on how to mix your very own historic punch.