Hiwan Homestead Museum News
Provided by Sue Ashbaugh, Meghan McGinnes, and John Steinle
New Permanent Exhibit!
JCHS has agreed to vacate their office space in the Housekeeper's Cabin for use as a new educational interactive exhibit. The tentative plan for the area is to present the activities of a country store on the late 1880s in Evergreen. This exhibit will complement the program offered to groups touring the site and others interested in the special subject.
If you are interested in participating with the committee involved with the development of the project of if you have pertinent items to donate, please contact Sue at the Museum.
Needles & Friends!
Anyone who loves needlework or wants to learn something new should not miss this fun gathering. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 12:30 p.m. in Eric's House at the Museum. Bring a sack lunch if you like and enjoy your needlework project. Bring a "show-and -tell" for the group to admire. There is no charge, no dues and no reservations necessary. Just for fun!
Book Club at Hiwan continues to be a source of learning and fun. The club meets the 4th Wednesday (usually) of each month, at 12:30 p.m., to discuss the current volume. We focus primarily on titles pertaining to women and children and the West, mixing fiction and non-fiction. If you are interested in attending this lively but informal discussion group, please join us. No reservations are needed and all are welcome.
St. Distaff Day
The annual wool spinning day at Hiwan Museum will be Friday, January 4th, 2008, noon to 4:00 p.m. Come to watch, practice spinning, bring your wheel or use ours! Free, no reservations needed.
On Monday, December 10th, we will present our Christmas Tea. The tea begins at 11:30 A.M. and includes a light lunch, tea, and festive Holiday piano music by Chad Beall. Reservations are required for the tea. The suggested donation is $12 for Jefferson County Historical Society members, and $15 for the general public.
Monday, December 17th brings the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for all the Hiwan Homestead Museum volunteers. This will be a very festive occasion, beginning at Noon. The Luncheon gives Open Space and JCHS the opportunity to thank all the faithful volunteers who have donated their time to make this year such a smashing success for the Museum, with over 16,000 people served through visitation and outreach programs!
And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from the Hiwan Homestead Museum staff!
To inquire about or make reservations for any of these activities, call Hiwan Homestead Museum at 303-674-6262.
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Gift Giving Ideas
Give a gift of local history to friends and family this season. Check out the JCHS Bookstore at Hiwan Homestead Museum or
on-line. New items for this year include Portraits of Preservation by Mike Strunk and a delightful notecard set featuring photographs from the JCHS photo collection. Each set of six cards includes scenes of old-fashioned fun, mountain style - swimming and fishing in Bear Creek, riding the Lookout Mountain Funicular and more. At only $2.00 each, what a fun, useful gift for family, friends, club members, etc.
Here's another great idea: if you shop through GoodShop.com, they'll donate an average of 3% (and up to 37%) of all of your purchases to Jefferson County Historical Society. GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which features hundreds of great stores including Best Buy, Macy's, Apple, Nike, eBay, the Gap, Target, and more. It's easy, just go to GoodShop, click on the store's logo and then shop as your normally would! You get the exact same prices and service as if you went directly to the store's website.
And, while you're searching the web, don't forget to use GoodSearch.com which makes a donation to us for each search.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
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