DAR Chinkchewunska Chapter Christmas in July Open House

Elias Van Bunschooten Museum
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The Chinkchewunska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its annual Christmas in July open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12th, 13th and 14th.

The event will be at the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23, Wantage. It is the main fundraiser to help maintain the museum.

The historic house, which is listed on both the state and national historic registers, will be decorated for Christmas by the chapter's members. It will be open for complimentary tours by docents in period costumes, and members of Children of the American Revolution will give tours of the historic ice house/milk room and privy. An Attic Treasures sale will offer bargains and there will be a silent auction as well as vendors and crafters with food and items for sale. Re-enactors in period costumes will present demonstrations and the Long Hill String Band will entertain.

A special appearance by Santa Claus and George Washington is scheduled for Sunday July 14th.

For information, call 973-896-0356 or send email to chinkchewunskachapterregent@gmail.com.