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ETHAN ALLEN HOMESTEAD HISTORIC SITE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         NOVEMBER 24, 1999
Contact:  Farar Elliott, 865-4556


CELEBRATE A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS


The Ethan Allen Homestead announces a new holiday program, ďA Winterís
Eve,Ē an open house celebrating the social season in colonial Vermont,
with candlelight, costumes and music.

ďA Winterís EveĒ at the Homestead features rare candlelight tours of
Ethan Allenís historic house, costumed interpreters, a mug of hot mulled
cider with friends, colonial music and games of chance in the recreated
18th century tavern.  Visitors are also invited to bring their snowshoes
for a moonlight tramp in the meadows.

Most Americans are familiar with Victorian holiday traditions, such as
Santa Claus and large Christmas trees.  The Christmas season in 18th
century Vermont was a simpler time of visiting and good cheer.
Neighbors would call on one another and perhaps share a feast.  Some
colonial Americans hung garlands of evergreen to decorate their homes.

The celebrations take place December 18 and 19 from 3 until 7 in the
evening.  The fee is $5 for adults, $2 for children.  For more
information, call 865-4556, or visit www.ethanallen.together.com.

The Ethan Allen Homestead historic site is administered by the Ethan
Allen Homestead Trust, and is located within a system of parks of the
Winooski Valley Park District.

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Farar Elliott
ExecutX-Mozilla-Status: 0009len Homestead Trust
1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Suite 2
Burlington, Vermont 05401
802/865-4556
fax 865-0661
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Check out our website at http://www.ethanallen.together.com