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December 12, 2013

Wiregrass Christmas at Museum of Ag Dec. 14

TIFTON —

Victorian dessert sampling and traditional Christmas and Bluegrass music on the farmhouse porches will highlight the activities that visitors can enjoy from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Wiregrass Christmas event Dec. 14 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Wiregrass Christmas at the Museum offers fun for all ages with the reading of Christmas stories, tasty treats and live music celebrating the holiday season. Beginning at 1 p.m., visitors can sample Victorian desserts as they tour the farmhouses in the Historic Village. There will be Christmas story readings at the Knight Cabin. On the Knight Cabin lawn, the distinctive aroma of rosin-baked potatoes cooking will entice visitors to sample this rare treat. 

The Wiregrass Craft Circle will be creating Christmas ornaments and paper stamping with young visitors from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Visitors will also get to try their hand at making their own Christmas cards. Cane grinding and syrup making will be showcased at the Gibbs Farm with grinding beginning at 9 a.m., and cooking at 11 a.m. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children over four years of age.  Children four and under will be admitted at no charge.

Other museum events during the holiday season include the North Pole Express Dec. 19-20 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets for this event are $6 per person and must be purchased in advance.  

The Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village will be closed from Dec. 21–Jan. 1. The Country Store will be open for holiday shoppers through Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information on any of these events, interested persons can contact the museum at 229-391-5205 or visit the Web at www.abac.edu/museum. 

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