‘Christmas on the farm’

Photo by Joyce Ervin Photographed is the 1930s era Christmas tree that graces the parlor at the Rentschler Farm Museum that will hold its open house on December 5,12 and 19 with free admission.

Photo by Joyce Ervin
Photographed is the 1930s era Christmas tree that graces the parlor at the Rentschler Farm Museum that will hold its open house on December 5,12 and 19 with free admission.


By Joyce Ervin

The Saline Area Historical Society will hold “Christmas on the Farm” at the Rentschler Farm Museum. The Saline Railroad Depot Museum will also be open Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on December 5, 12 and 19 with admission by donation.
The 12-room depression-era farmhouse, now on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decorated with natural materials that may have been found on the farm providing simple decorations, good aromas throughout the house and pleasing sights and sounds that will greet visitors as they enter the front door.  A live Christmas tree with genuine 1930s ornaments and lights will grace the parlor.
Light refreshments can be nibbled on while viewing demonstrations of knitting on a sock machine, quilting and perhaps spinning.
Weather permitting, the farm’s gift shop will open offering Saline memorabilia, history books, Michigan crafts, small toys, and stocking stuffers. Shopping Michigan products for family and friends helps to sustain a strong and diverse economy, as well as support the work of the historical society.
A specialty item, The Rentschler Farm Puzzle, will sell for $10.  The 500 piece puzzle features a collage of photographs from farm events.
The Farm museum is located one mile east of downtown at 1265 E. Michigan Avenue near Industrial drive and the Sauk Trail Shopping Center. The Depot museum is located at 402 N. Ann Arbor Street. For information call 944-0442 or email the society at salinehistory [at] frontier [dot] com.

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