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child sitting on Santa's lap in old-fashioned school room

Deck the halls for a Country Christmas at Lanesfield School

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you might want to plan to experience a traditional 1904 old-fashioned Christmas! The Lanesfield School Country Christmas is a perfect way to get in the spirit.

All ages will enjoy celebrating a traditional community Christmas with letter writing to Santa, practicing their penmanship using the old-fashioned nib pen and inkwell, and creating their very own ornament as a remembrance. There will even be a gift shop where old-fashioned treasures for Christmas stockings may be purchased.

This free event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24, 30 and Fridays in Saturdays throughout December. Saturday, Dec. 8 will be a special day as a Christmas concert in the schoolhouse will be performed by the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a visit from Santa, crafts, and free refreshments. Be sure to bring your camera!

Operated by Johnson County Museum, the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd., Edgerton, features a one-room limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the bygone town of Lanesfield. The schoolhouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

For more information about the holiday program, or to register a group of ten or more, contact the museum at 913-715-2570.