Orland Park History Museum Hosts Homemade for the Holidays Event on Dec. 4

Orland Park History Museum Hosts Homemade for the Holidays Event on Dec. 4
Posted on 11/29/2016

The Village of Orland Park History Museum Foundation invites the Orland-area community to its first annual Handmade for the Holidays Open House and Wreath Silent Auction Sunday, December 4 at the Orland Park History Museum, 14415 South Beacon Avenue.

The open house runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and offers entertainment, refreshments, and a special holiday exhibit. The centerpiece of the afternoon will be the "Handmade for the Holidays" silent auction of Christmas wreaths, donated by members of the community. Each wreath will be hand-decorated by a local business or organization and uniquely designed to represent the decorator. Proceeds of the wreath auction will benefit the History Museum Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support the village's history museum.

A temporary holiday exhibit, "Holidays and History," focuses on the origins of winter holidays celebrated from antiquity to the present. The exhibit includes activities for children and adults, including a chance to create miniature Christmas wreaths, play the Hanukkah Dreidel game, and write favorite holiday memories on giant snowflakes. 

The Carl Sandburg High School Chamber Singers, dressed in Victorian garb, will fill the air with traditional holiday songs. Refreshments will be provided. This special holiday event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at (708) 873-1622.