Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2017 (also on Saturday, December 2)

December 3, 2017, 12-4 PM
Admission to the Holiday Open House is by donation. Donations help the Sheldon Museum continue this community tradition every year.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am–4pm, and Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 12 noon–4pm, the commEventsunity is invited to the Sheldon Museum’s annual Holiday Open House to enjoy the elaborate model train layout, carols played on the Sheldon’s 1831 piano, and a Miniature Christmas Tree Raffle. The raffle features 20 creative trees decorated by local artists including: Ashley Wolff, Warren Kimble, Sarah Stahl, Gayl Braisted, and Sarah Pope.  Also on view is the exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale, celebrating the imagination of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book artists/authors.  Their paintings, illustrations, and photographs, as well as books that feature their artworks are included to be enjoyed by all ages.  The Middlebury Garden Club has added a whimsical touch to their annual decorations with amusing topiaries. Admission to the Holiday Open House is by donation. 

antique-lionel-engine-and-tenderWhat has become an annual holiday tradition in Middlebury, the Midd-Vermont Train Club’s  electric train layout is sure to delight all ages. Over the years, the assemblage has grown and now stands 3 levels high, with two tracks running Lionel O gauge trains and the upper track running HO trains.  The backdrop of the green mountains painted by local artist Gayl Braisted adds atmosphere. Each year the train crew adds something new to the layout — come this year to see what’s new!

Admission to the Holiday Open House is by donation.