On Saturday, December 7, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano hosted its 33rd annual Lantern Light, a holiday family event for all ages. This year's event was themed "1920’s: The Age of Innovation."
"Lantern Light is a unique holiday experience that provides Heritage Farmstead Museum visitors the opportunity to recall holiday traditions from days gone by," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. “And it fulfills one of Miss Ammie’s lifelong dreams, to become a gathering place for all people, young and old, to enjoy for all the days to come.”
The event featured tours of the holiday exhibit in the Farrell Wilson House, children's crafts in the one room school house, mule-driven wagon rides, candle dipping, historic demonstrations, a Victorian dollhouse display, storytelling, delicious treats, blacksmith demonstrations in the farm shop, outdoor cooking demonstrations and photos with Santa.
Songs of the season were presented in the Farmstead's historic pole barn by the Prelude Chorus of Collin County, McCall Elementary choir, Andrews Elementary choir, Shepard Elementary choir, the Collin County Girls Choir, Rose Haggard Elementary choir, Faith Lutheran School of Plano choir, Faith Lutheran Church of Plano hand bell choir and Jasper High School choir.
The event also included holiday stories by the North Texas Story Tellers in the Young House.
Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 West 15th Street in Plano.
About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:
The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year. For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org.