Step back in time and experience old-fashioned holiday traditions at the Historic Holidays at Hallockville open house on Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 3:30 p.m. The event, organized by the Hallockville Museum Farm, offers a unique opportunity to explore a preserved 28-acre North Fork farm homestead.
During the open house, costumed docents will lead tours of historic homes at Hallockville, sharing stories of past holiday celebrations. The Hallock Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decked out for a Victorian Christmas.
In the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, visitors can witness a recreation of a Polish Christmas Eve celebration from the 1930s. The event also features an exhibit of antique toys, the aroma of baking in an antique wood stove, and a history lesson on how Christmas celebrations were initially banned by early East End settlers, and eventually came to the North Fork primarily as a secular celebration.
The event is free and open to the public as Hallockville’s holiday gift to the community.