Christmas at Boulton 2019

Oct 29, 2019 in Events, Latest News

The Jacobsburg Historical Society will proudly open its museums and displays for our annual Christmas at Boulton on Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15.

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, musical instruments, china, and other antiques within the home where they were actually used.

This year’s Christmas at Boulton will again feature the 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. 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. The historic site’s exhibit areas will be open, including a lighted display of historic carriages and sleighs in the Carriage Barn, the Blacksmith Shop and the Boat House. In addition, visitors may purchase fresh greens in the horse 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 and is currently featuring an impressive 18th c. Horn Object Collection on loan from Tim and Terri Lubenesky, along with new displays of Henry family artifacts including some of their personal firearms.

The Historical Society’s Gift Shop is stocked with unique items for holiday gift-giving. Refreshments including our famous “Jacobsburg Brew” 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 14 and 12-4 on Sunday December 15.  Adults $10, children 12 and under are free.  If you are unable to attend before Christmas or wish to experience the elegant beauty of the Henry House again this holiday season, the House Museum and Gift Shop will be open on Saturday December 28 from 11 am to 3 pm.

For more information and directions, please visit our website, www.jacobsburghistory.com.

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