Santa to visit SHSU memorial museum in Open House event
Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012 01:11
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host a Houston Family Christmas event and Woodland House Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“All our demonstrators will be on the grounds…includes blacksmithing, woodworking, kick wheel pottery, spinning & weaving, and Cherokee culture & crafts. We will have holiday goodies, such as homemade gingerbread, teacakes, & wassail,” said the museum’s marketing coordinator Megan Buro.
Houston Family Christmas has been an annual event in Huntsville for over a decade, where families come for a 19th century experience. There will be historical demonstrations, holiday treats from Eliza’s kitchen, Santa Claus for the kids, and a tomahawk throw. In addition to the usual holiday festivities, attendees will be able to walk around the Woodland House. The House was Sam Houston’s family home until he was elected governor of Texas in 1859.
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum puts on a variety of events throughout the year including an annual amateur photography contest historical reenactments from experts and museum staff. From Feb. 18 to March 22, there will be an exhibit called “Changing the Face of Power – Women in the U.S. Senate.”
The museum is located at 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, between 17th and 19th street. For more information, contact Megan Buro at 936-294-1832. The event is free to the public.