Holiday Open House! Christmas at the John Smart House this holiday season will shine a light on women of Medina County who, along with all women, worked for their vote in the early 1900’s. When you visit the museum you will find the decorations to be a little non-traditional. Pastel colors were “fashionable”, although red ran the show! The red honey-combed bell became very popular! Short, fat Christmas trees , more like a bush, decorated with small toys, packaged treats like “animal crackers”, glass bulbs and a lot of glittering garlands! After the shock of WWI people craved the comfort of a more innocent time. They found it in Charles Dickens writings. Popular motifs included carriages, lanterns, English ivy and elaborate fireplace mantles. Hearth and home will be emphasized. Come and enjoy the season on Sunday, December 1st from 1pm – 4pm.
Admission is FREE, donations are happily accepted!