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Old-Time Silversteen Christmas Open House
December 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Silvermont will hold an “Old-Time Silversteen Open House” during Twilight Tour on Saturday, December 1. The free event will follow the Christmas parade, with the house open to guests from 4:30-7:30 pm.
Following the Silversteen family tradition, Mrs. Silversteen will be on hand to greet guests and offer treat bags to the first 100 children, ages 2-12. Other family members may also be on hand to visit with guests as they enjoy light refreshments and music by Margo Williamson. Guests are also invited to tour the Second Floor House Museum to learn more about the home and life of the Silversteen family.
Joseph and Elizabeth Silversteen held their first annual Open House for the community at their Rosman home in 1906. A description of the 1908 event states, “The tree was beautifully trimmed and the yard under the tree was larger than ever before, and contained tiny toy fowls and animals which greatly pleased the children. The little green and red picket fence surrounding it gave a touch of completeness to the whole. All the children and old people received oranges and Christmas stockings filled with candy and Mr. Aiken very kindly entertained the callers with his excellent phonograph.”
This event is sponsored by the Transylvania Heritage Museum, Friends of Silvermont, Transylvania County Historical Society and Joint Historic Preservation Commission. Members of each organization will be on hand to share information as well. For more information contact Rebecca Suddeth at the Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W. Main St. or 828-884-2347.