VMI to Celebrate the Season
LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2011 – Virginia Military Institute's seasonal celebrations will continue this Friday, Dec. 16, with the Stonewall Jackson House Christmas with the Jacksons. The event will offer tours by candlelight from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Visitors will learn about 19th-century Christmas traditions from costumed tour guides. As guests travel through the house, they will have the chance to try on period clothing, add decorations to the parlor tree, and churn butter in the kitchen, while enjoying seasonal music. Complimentary hot cider and homemade gingersnaps will be available at the conclusion of the tour, and the Jackson House museum shop will offer special discounts on popular items and stocking stuffers.
The event will benefit the Rockbridge Area Relief Association food pantry. Admission will be a can of food per person.
Stonewall Jackson House