Johnson Hall's first floor will be decorated for the holiday season, where music of the 18th century will be performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Refreshments will be offered in the historic butler's pantry. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion's south lawn will be available to visitors between 6pm and 8pm.
Between 6pm and 8:30pm, a shuttle van will loop between Johnson Hall & a stop on Main Street in front of the park. The evening's event is free & open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Johnson Hall's Open House is the first event of this year's Heritage Holidays in the Mohawk Valley. All events are free, with donations accepted. Visitors can pick up a passport and have it stamped at three of the sites to be entered into a Heritage Holiday gift basket drawing. Other events:
Dec. 6: The Fort Plain Museum will feature "Christmas at the Fort" from 10am-6pm, with a book signing, crafters and holiday fun.
Dec. 6-7: The Mayfield Historical Society's Rice Homestead will hold their "Holiday Open House" from 11am-4pm each day, featuring mulled cider and homemade cookies, with homemade pies for sale.
Dec. 13: The Walter Elwood Museum's "Holiday Open House" from 1pm-5pm will feature live music, light refreshments and holiday shopping, and a special quilt exhibit and 3pm lecture by Hallie Bond on "Common Threads" Adirondack Quilts."