Top 10 Reasons to Come to the Historical Society Holiday Fair "Your Home for the Holidays"


When: Saturday, December 7th, from 10 am until 4 pm.   FREE ADMISSION!!!!


Where: Sands-Willets house - 336 Port Washington Blvd. (Two blocks south of Uncle Giuseppe's)



1. Competing with the best Currier and Ives Holiday prints, the Sands-Willets House will be adorned from head to toe in bows, greenery, ornaments and festivities!


2. Buy a beautiful lush wreath! And while you are at it, you can customize it with bows, tie-ons, and special ornaments that you can pick out. Or buy one that is already done! Buy an "Adopt a Plant" Ornament from our Wish Holiday Tree and help with the refurbishing of the Rose Grumman Perennial Garden.

3. View our fabulous new exhibit "The Art of Quilting: Fibres, Fabrics & Fashion", one of the finest groupings of quilts on display anywhere on Long Island. New additions to the Vintage Toys Exhibit and the Port Washington Memorabilia exhibit, as well as a new Vintage Holiday Postcard Exhibit on display.

4. Buy some local Dodge Homestead Honey and some fabulous homemade desserts and yummy delectables!  Need special gifts for the holidays? Visit our vintage jewelry table and also our tables laden with artistic gifts, like mini holiday oil paintings, hand pressed floral stationery, plus a raffle table!  

5. Have a light bite to eat in the Cow Neck Café! Delicious hot soups and warm crusty bread served in the Sands-Willets House Dining Room.

6. Don't miss the Elf's Workshop where elves will run amok! Families and kids will be able to make old-fashioned pomanders, a life-size quilt out of paper, and decorate a cookie to take home!

7. Get your picture taken in our decorated historic Sleigh! Jingle Bells Indeed!

8. Kids - come to Elf Storytelling hour! Lots of different holiday stories told throughout the day by our very own storytelling Elf!

9. Resident Artists Larry and Lynne Chrapliwy will demonstrate painting.

Kids can make a very special paper arts and craft project with them in the Elf's Workshop.

10. Sip Hot Spiced Apple Cider on the lovely open porch while listening to Holiday Carolers. Can you smell the pine needles from the Holiday Cookie Tree?




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