Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend
The 29th annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held this weekend, December 1-2, in historic Holly Springs.
Proceeds benefit the Marshall County Historical Museum
Tickets are $20 each (groups up to nine) and $15 each (groups of 10 or more) if you buy your tickets before the day of the event. All tickets are $25 on the days of the event.
Tickets are available by calling the museum, 662-252-3669, or on the website at www.marshallcountymuseum.com.
Tour hours are Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There are eight homes and a historic church on the tour this year. Two homes, Hopkins House and Cedar Haven, will be open to the public for the first time ever; and another, White Pillars, has not been on any tour in many years, according to Jim Moore, museum director.
• Hopkins House, 285 East College Avenue, home of Billy Blaylock and Palmer Hagerstrom.
• Cedar Haven, 410 Cedar Hills Road, home of Patricia Thomas Arnett.
• White Pillars, 140 North Maury Street, home of John and Judy Forester.
• Gwydir, 295 East College Avenue, home of George and Laurie Gwin.
• Finley Place, 285 East Falconer Avenue, home of Gary and Michelle Pleasants.
• Crump Place, 127 West Gholson Avenue, home of Martin and Dawn Donnelly.
• Montrose, 335 East Salem Avenue, owned by the City of Holly Springs and headquarters of the Holly Springs Garden Club.
• Strawberry Plains, 285 Plains Road off Hwy. 311 owned by the National Audubon Society.
• Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs, 305 College Avenue, a museum dedicated to the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878.
Also, the third annual Holly and Ivy Gala, hosted by the Marshall County Historical Museum, will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, at Montrose. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by calling the museum at 662-252-3669 or go online to marshallcountymuseum.com .