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November 15, 2012

It is ‘The Night Before Christmas’ at the Gordon-Roberts House

Holiday events begin Nov. 23

CUMBERLAND — “The Night Before Christmas” is the decorating theme for the Gordon-Roberts House, 218 Washington St., for this holiday season.

Throughout the house are sleighs, Santas, reindeer and sugarplums. Several trees are decorated, including a 12-foot tree. A collection of “The Night Before Christmas” books is on loan to the museum from Jean George of Frostburg. She was given one of the books each year by her mother beginning with her first Christmas.

Also on loan is a collection of needlepoint and cross-stitch stockings made by Thomas Cumiskey Jr., a lifelong Allegany County resident who served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1974 to 1982.

An open house will be held Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tea and cookies will be served.

On Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, a “Night Before Christmas” family fun event will be offered free with reservations required. Each Saturday, the story will be read and a different party of the story will be highlighted with crafts.

On Dec. 1, a “secret workshop” will be available for children to make a gift for a family member.

Boxing Day tours will be offered  Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with admission either canned goods or a donation for a local food pantry.  Participants who find special boxes will be invited to share the contents with all in the tour group.

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours on the hour, the last tour at 3 p.m. A cup of tea and cookies are served with all tours. For more information, call 301-777-8678.

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