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Christmas at Anderson Ranch
12/09/2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) is happy to announce that its Old-Fashioned Victorian “Christmas at the Ranch” open house returns to the historic Ranch House at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park after being canceled for the past two years. The event will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 2pm and is free to the public. As always, the Ranch House will be warmed by cheery wood fires. Coffee, hot cider, tea, cookies and other refreshments will be served. Last year, as the Clayton Fire burned onto Park property near the Ranch House, State Parks personnel rushed to remove the historic furniture and other objects at risk due to the fire. Although the Ranch House was undamaged, the evacuation left the house empty at Christmas and in need of a good cleaning due to the effects of the fire. AMIA and State Parks personnel have worked hard to clean and restore the contents of the Ranch House and it is once more ready to host this year’s Christmas at the Ranch. As always, AMIA Board Members and volunteers will be available at the Christmas event to answer questions about the Ranch House and how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian days. The Christmas tree set up in the Ranch House parlor will have Victorian-style decorations hand-made by local school children, who will visit the Ranch House earlier that week to decorate the tree. Santa Claus will be present at the event for visiting with children of all ages. Singing along is encouraged as local musicians volunteer their time, performing Christmas carols throughout the day. We hope to see you there on December 9th!