Christmas at Boulton 2017

Nov 10, 2017 in Events, News

The Jacobsburg Historical Society will proudly open its museums and displays for our annual Christmas at Boulton on Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10.

This special weekend will showcase the J. Joseph Henry House, adorned in beautiful Victorian Christmas décor. This exquisite house museum was built in 1832 and was continuously occupied by the Henry family for five generations.  We are grateful that the Henry family saved so many of their precious belongings because today’s visitors are able to view a unique display of original furnishings, clothing, china, and other antiques within the home where they were actually used.

This year’s Christmas at Boulton will feature a marvelous exhibit of Henry family clothing.  Many of the outfits have been in storage for more than 100 years!  This exquisite historic fashion display is not to be missed this holiday season.  New room displays this year include an 1832 bedroom and the kitchen pantry. A tour of this stunning historic home will be sure to stir your Christmas spirit.

The J. Joseph Henry House contains many historic treasures, including a full-size replica of the most important history painting produced in colonial America. The 1756 work, entitled “Death of Socrates,” was painted for William Henry I of Lancaster by the famous artist Benjamin West.  The original painting hung in this home until the Henry family donated it to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania several decades ago.

In addition to the Henry House museum, Christmas at Boulton visitors will be able experience the warmth of the fire in the Summer Kitchen and view a display of historic carriages and sleighs in the Carriage Barn.  Guests may also admire the Nicholas Hawk Gun Shop, an authentic, 200-year-old log gun shop that was moved from its original location in Monroe County and reconstructed on the Boulton campus.

The Jacobsburg Historical Society is the home of the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum.   This museum, open during Christmas at Boulton, contains a substantial collection of original, hand-crafted Pennsylvania longrifles and items related to the making of longrifles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  This museum features more than 100 historic arms on display.

The Historical Society’s renovated Gift Shop is newly stocked with unique items for holiday gift-giving.  Refreshments will be available in the Society’s Craft Barn where colonial crafters will be demonstrating their work.

Please come and enjoy Christmas At Boulton. The experience is certain to get you in a holiday mood. The site is located at 402-403 Henry Road, Nazareth, PA (just off the Belfast exit of Route 33).  Hours are 11-4 on Saturday December 9 and 12-4 on Sunday December 10.  For more information and directions, please visit our website, www.jacobsburghistory.com.

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