Christmas the way it used to be

Perhaps you once heard stories of old-fashioned Christmases from your grandparents or great-grandparents. The Lexington County Museum is working to bring that experience to life.


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The museum will host its 20th annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will allow visitors to experience Christmas traditions of the past, as most of the museum’s 30 historic structures will be open, featuring 19th-century Christmas decorations.

The event is free to the public.

Light refreshments, including hot apple cider and gingerbread, will be served. This event will also feature a blacksmith demonstrating his craft, as well as a 19th century cooking demonstration that will be offered in the museum’s restored 1830’s-era kitchen. The museum will also have singing in the 1832 John Fox House and baking in an outdoor oven.

img_7532The event also is a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about the museum and the county’s history. For more information, call the museum at (803) 359-8369, or visit the museum website.

The Lexington County Museum is located at 231 Fox St. in downtown Lexington.

Founded in 1970, the Lexington County Museum focuses on Lexington County’s history from the colonial period to the Civil War. It interprets everyday life in the county through historic structures and locally-made artifacts, including furniture, textiles, weapons, and pottery.