Homestead Christmas Market
The second annual Homestead Christmas Market will be held December 2-3, 2016! The kick off event to Christmas at the Homestead, the Christmas Market offers visitors an opportunity to shop in an old-fashioned pioneer atmosphere and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for all of the special someones on everyone's list! More than 30 artisans from all over the region will be on hand with their hand-crafted wares.
The Homestead Christmas Market
Friday December 2, 2016 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday December 3, 2015 10 AM - 4 PM
Admission is just $1 per person!
Live music on Saturday; free hot chocolate both days!
All of the artists can be seen HERE.
In the 1850s, if you needed a new shirt, you made it; if a stirrup on a saddle broke, you crafted a new one; to celebrate a wedding, ladies would gather, bringing all of their scraps to create a quilt for the newly-married couple. Socks and scarves were knit or crocheted by firelight; knives and farm implements were hand-shaped from cast iron. The term "artist" was applied to those invoved in traditional art forms - painting, sculpture, the theater.
Many of the skills needed to maintain a homestead in the 1850s are considered art forms today. Beginning in 2014, Frontier Homestead will endeavor to bring artists working in these various fields together, to present living exhibits of the historical past.
Our goal is to effectively collect, preserve, interpret and present historical materials to our visitors and constituents. We feel that preservation and appreciation of these vanishing skills is important, too.