Long-Awaited Christmas Fair Returns Dec. 4!
After a year's absence, the KHS Christmas Fair is back!
We're excited to announce the return of our Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 4, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our crafty elves have been very busy creating the beautiful, unique, and tasty one-of-a-kind gifts that bring our shoppers back year after year.
The Parmlee Farmhouse and grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland of gifts and treasures. This year, due to the continued presence of COVID, you'll find festive goods outside under tents as well as in the farmhouse. We will regulate the number of shoppers in the farmhouse at one time and ask that you help keep everyone safe for the holiday season by distancing and wearing masks as appropriate. Dress for the weather so you're ready to shop!
Local artist Sandy Smith has handcrafted the third in her "Birds of Killingworth" ornament collection, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Each delicate ornament is hand-sewn by Sandy specifically for the Fair. As in the past, there are a limited number of ornaments, therefore we are limiting purchases to one per customer.
We look forward to seeing our old friends and making some new ones. There's no better place to welcome the Holiday Season!
Summer Pop-Up Museums a Hit with Kids
During the summer open houses at the Parmelee Farmhouse, Trin Walton and Cynthia Rich hosted "Pop-Up Museums" on the farmhouse grounds. Aimed at our younger history fans, these interactive presentations allowed kids (and some adults, too) to have hands-on experiences with forgotten tools and chores that would have been part of everyday life a century or more ago.
Kids tried their hands at churning butter, quilting, and coring apples. But play was as much a focus as work with a story time and games from the 1800s.
Be on the lookout for more pop-ups next summer!