Sedona AZ (December 3, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting their annual “Christmas in the Park” FREE open house on Saturday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The event extends free admission to the museum and a day filled with special free activities as a holiday gift to residents and visitors.
Everyone will be treated to hot apple cider, holiday cookies and free entertainment and activities. A fire will burn in the red rock fireplace of the old Jordan house and the museum will be decorated in vintage holiday decor. A tumbleweed “snowman’ will greet all guests.
Sedona old-timers and descendants of local pioneer families, including one of the Jordan children F. Ruth Jordan Van Epps, Pat Schnebly Ceballos (Sedona’s granddaughter), and Patty Fox (ranch wife), will all be in the Museum exhibit rooms telling stories about early Sedona.
Guests are invited to the activity room where volunteers will help them make a cornhusk doll ornament.
Arizona and local authors will be signing copies of their books just in time for holiday gifts, including Lili Debarbieri and her “Location Filming in Arizona, the Screen Legacy of the Grand Canyon State”, Gene K. Garrison with her “Sedona Artists 1930-1999″, Rona Evartt and her new “Mabel & the Magic Ballet Slippers” a children’s book, and Alice V. Roberts and “The Hilltop Inn”, a romantic novel set in northern Arizona.
Enjoy a free holiday music concert at 1:30 p.m. in the historic Fruit Packing Shed with a performance by the Big Park School choir. The Packing Shed is heated for concert-goers. Volunteers will demonstrate the historic apple sorting machine at 12:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Museum admission, concert and all activities are free!
Holiday shopping in the Museum’s Gift Shop will be a “must do”, as you take advantage of the shop’s annual sale. The Gift Shop carries many items made by local artists and crafters, along with many gifts for both kids and adults.
The Sedona Heritage Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places, and located at 735 Jordan Rd. in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona. For more information, call the museum at 928-282-7038. Sedona Heritage Museum