December 2014 eNews                              
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Gingerbread Houses at Ferry Farm

28th Annual Gingerbread Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

December 7-30

A long-standing tradition! Adults and children alike delight at seeing the inventive, hand-crafted interpretations of this year's theme, "Home Sweet Home."  Congratulations to Best in Show, “Tea Time,” submitted by the Courtland High School German Club and thank you to all twenty-six entrants as well as judges: Lucy Harman, Ted Schubel, and Robert “Bob” Thomas!

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Dollhouses at Historic Kenmore

A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show at Historic Kenmore

December 8-30

A new exhibit for the yuletide season of highly detailed, replica dollhouses – including the Kenmore mansion – and miniatures is on view in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with children and grandchildren as you explore together the treasures in this festive display!

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Christmas and Twelfth Night Decorations at Kenmore

Twelfth Night at Kenmore:
A Dramatic Presentation

January 3 & 4, 2015

Close the season with “Twelfth Night at Kenmore” – a museum theater program set in January 1776, on the eve of the American Revolution, as Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis celebrate the holidays in their newly built home. Immerse yourself in the candlelight, music, and decorations of a colonial Christmas! And combine your tour with a special dinner at the Kenmore Inn! Learn more about performance times and reservation options at
Newly launched! A blog from The George Washington Foundation, Lives & Legacies - Stories from George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore, shares thoughts and updates from the Foundation’s archaeologists, curators, and educators – such as archaeological and material culture findings, glimpses of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into research and historic preservation, and previews of exhibits, programs, and special events. Read more at!
GW Birthday and Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

George Washington's Birthday Celebration and Archaeology Day

Saturday, February 14 & Monday, February 16, 2015

Mark your calendar for two fun-filled events at Ferry Farm. Commemorate Washington’s birthday and enjoy games, crafts, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting) as well as, of course, birthday cake! On Archaeology Day, visit Ferry Farm for a simulated archaeology dig, artifact exhibits, a scavenger hunt, and more for the whole family.

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