Join the staff of Arrow Rock State Historic Site as we take you back in time for the holidays. Visitors will have the option to view some of the historic buildings decorated for Christmas. Interpreters in historic costume will be present, but this event will have little social contact.
Buildings that will be open are the Old Courthouse, the front lobby of the J. Huston Tavern, the Academy Boarding House and the George Caleb Bingham House. Along the way, you will learn about Christmas celebrations during the 1850s-1860s and hear carolers singing.
In the Courthouse, the judge will be finishing up duties to get home for Christmas. At the Tavern, traders will be discussing their preparations to head out on the Santa Fe Trail next spring. At the Academy, the schoolmarm and her students will prepare for Christmas festivities. At the Bingham House, say hello to the family as they begin celebrate the Christmas season. Stop by the kitchen to warm up at the wood stove and take in some of the flavors and aroma of holiday cooking. Be sure to view the activities behind the house to experience the origin of the Christmas season.
The event is free and open to the public. In accordance with CDC guidelines, social distancing and wearing of masks will be encouraged. In the event of extreme weather or hazardous road conditions, the program will be cancelled.Event Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.