When: Sat., Dec. 9, 2-5 p.m. 2017
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is celebrating the holidays with an event on Dec. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. A gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War while singing Christmas carols. Children may join a Thomas Nast Santa Claus to make their holiday wishes known. Nast is considered to be the father of the American cartoon and among his most notable works is his creation of the modern version of Santa Claus. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a craft-making activity. Visitors are asked to bring a new unwrapped gift during this event for distribution through the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots gifts will be collected by the United States Marine Corps Reserve and distributed to less fortunate children.