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An Old-Fashioned Holiday at the Hosmer House

Open house scheduled for five days in December.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Andrea Roessler.)

The Sudbury Historical Commission invites you to its annual Holiday Open House at the Historic Hosmer House in Sudbury Center.

This 1793 treasure of a house will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Wednesday evening, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The overall theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Holiday” with 11 different rooms each decorated with its own festive theme to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Marvel at “The Polar Express/1940 Christmas” in the Dining Room presented by HOPEsudbury, “Old Fashioned Musical Instruments” in the Parlor by the Thursday Garden Club, “Old Fashioned Outdoor Sports and Nature” in the Hallways & Staircase by the Sudbury Garden Club, "Twas the Night Before Christmas” in the Children’s Bedroom by Parmenter Community Health Care, “Father Christmas to Santa Claus” upstairs in the Ballroom by the Sudbury Villagers, “Our Childhood Christmas” in Miss Hosmer’s Bedroom by Interior Designer Andrea Roessler, “Holiday in Camp” in the Bathroom by Lt. Scott Milley VFW Post 8771, “A Refashioned, Recycled Christmas” in the office by the Junior Girl Scouts Troop 72498, the tree in the storeroom will display “A Military Family’s Old Fashioned Christmas” decorated by the Sudbury Military Support Network, and in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Girl Scouts, Troop 75451 will present “Little House on the Prairie (1912)” in the Back Bedroom.

To make your holiday shopping easier, the General Store will be decked out with “The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” including the very popular homemade Gingerbread Men as well as Sudbury & Hosmer House themed commemorative cup plates, mugs, cozy throws, and an assortment of books and Hosmer prints.  There will be a potpourri of gift items for everyone as well as home-made fudge and other baked goods, hand-painted ornaments and magnets, holiday jewelry, hand-made crafts, and Hannukah decorations.

Adding to the festivities will be various musical entertainments on the weekends and on Wednesday evening everyone, young and old, can wear their pajamas for the traditional holiday story-telling.

The Hosmer House is located at 299 Old Sudbury Road in Sudbury Center at the traffic lights intersecting Route 27 and Concord Road. Parking is available across the street behind the Town Hall or at one of the churches.

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