Frontier Christmas


Friday, December 6, 2019
6 pm – 9 pm

Admission is FREE with a canned good donation to
A Child Shall Lead Them Food Pantry.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season in true pioneer spirit!  The Museum Center and Pioneer Park will be full of holiday cheer and ringing with music and song!  

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!

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 2018 Frontier Christmas press release.

2018 Frontier Christmas Schedule

Daniel-Murray Homestead: 6:00 - 7:30 Singing by the Johnson Family
7:30 - 9:00 Singing by the Mallory Family
Blacksmith Shop: Blacksmithing by Danny Stowers
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 Old Time Music by Ron Mullennex
7:00 - 7:30 World War I Christmas Story by Rod Cury
7:30 - 9:00 Christmas Carol Sing-along with Charlotte Whitted
Red Barn: 6:00 - 7:30 Richard Cole & Friends
7:30 - 9:00 Golden Age Grass
Beeswax Candlemaking ($1.00 materials fee)
Museum Center: Costumed Interpreters in the Exhibit Gallery
Dulcimer and Harp Music by Wilma Hatcher in the Welcome Area
Gift Shop Sale
Membership Drive
Frog Level Service Station: Open House & Old Fashioned Soda Pop ($1.00 for soda)