Look, listen, and make at the museum! Come with your child to hear "Llama Llama Holiday Drama" by Anna Dewdney read aloud. Then craft an ornament for your holiday tree. Recommended for pre-K through 1st grade.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Admission: $5.00 per child, includes all craft materials
Come craft your own fun and festive holiday ornaments with us! We'll provide the materials, and you provide your creative touch. Create one or two of your very own ornaments to take home: a miniature wreath and/or a wood slice ornament. Keep an eye on our social media for some examples leading up to the event! Pre-Registration will be available, remaining slots will be available on a first come, first serve basis for drop-in visitors the day of.
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 for one ornament or $8.00 for two
Ron Vinson, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat, NC, will discuss the origin and prominence of Twelfth Night from its medieval continental origins through Shakespeare's 1602 play, to observances in Colonial Carolinas.
Once the annual peak of parties, gift-giving, and even weddings, the festivities surrounding Twelfth Night gradually disappeared over the last two centuries. Yet hints of this once ubiquitous holiday remain in our present day celebrations.
Mr. Vinson's presentation will include illustrations and the opportunity to hear medieval carols and colonial tunes about the celebration of Twelfth Night. Plus, get a taste of the holiday spirit with a slice of King Cake.
Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friends of President Polk's Birthplace, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 475, Pineville, NC 28134