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Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Thomas Marshall House
The Thomas Marshall House will be open December 7, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. Local artist and historian Steve Batzka has decorated the house as it might have been decorated in 1854, when Thomas Marshall was born. “It will represent an old-fashioned Christmas,” said Batzka. “People didn’t observe Christmas like they do today. It was a much simpler time.”
The NMHS’s Center for History also observes a winter hiatus from mid-December through mid-March. Although the Center is not open for general visitors, groups may arrange tours any time, and staff are available on weekdays to assist with research or accept items donated to its collection.