Join the Historic Crab Orchard Museum as they celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season in true pioneer fashion! On Friday, Dec. 2, the Museum Center and Pioneer Park will be full of holiday cheer and ringing with music and song from 6 to 9 p.m.!
There will be hot apple cider and delicious homemade cookies, costumed interpreters and demonstrators, a Christmas craft in the Red Barn, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself! You can finish up your holiday shopping (or maybe just get started) with discounts in the Museum Gift Shop. Local authors will be on site to sign books and visit with guests. Be sure to come by and see them! There’s so much to see and do at the Museum – you won’t want to miss it!
Admission is FREE with a canned food donation to benefit A Child Shall Lead Them Food Pantry.
And check out the Tazewell County tourism blog for a little history and more information about Christmas on the frontier!
Click here to download the 2021 Frontier Christmas press release.
2021 Frontier Christmas Schedule
Daniel-Murray Homestead: 6:00 – 7:30 Singing by the Johnson Family and Friends
7:30 – 9:00 Singing by the Mallory Family
Blacksmith Shop: Blacksmithing by Bud Thompson
Peery Cabin: Storytelling by Anne Dumper
Farmhouse: Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (bring your own camera for photos)
Farmhouse Kitchen: Hot Cider and Homemade Cookies
Doc Witten Cabin: 6:00 – 7:00 Storytelling with Lisa Tyson
7:00 – 8:00 Old Time Music by Ron Mullennex
8:00 – 9:00 Christmas Songs with Greg Horn
Red Barn: 6:00 – 9:00 Bluestone & Friends
Beeswax Candle Making ($1.00 materials fee)
Museum Center: 6:00 – 7:00 Christmas Music by Greg Horn
7:00 – 8:00 Christmas Music by Corey Whitt
8:00 – 9:00 Christmas Music by Matt and Laura Shortridge
Costumed Interpreters in the Exhibit Gallery
Gift Shop Sale