Assumption Students Get Into Holiday Spirit at Macculloch
2011 marks the 21st year Assumption School’s fourth grade students have handcrafted period inspired ornaments for the Drawing Room Christmas tree at Macculloch Hall under the direction of their art teacher, Barbara Silverstein.
In addition to newly created ornaments each year, there is a sizeable collection of cornucopias, cotton batting Santas, tussie-mussies, fans and scrap tinsel ornaments to choose from, all carefully stored in the museum’s collections storage, each one donated by the two decades of children who make them.
This year groups of six students joined together to create dimensional snowflakes with white paper and crystal glitter and, of course, yards of fresh cranberry and popcorn garlands. In appreciation, the museum always sets aside an afternoon in December to welcome the fourth
graders for a tour and to see “their” tree.macculloch hall
Beginning Dec. 7 the museum will be open for tours of the home and exhibits and to view the decorations or shop in the store on Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. The Museum closes for the holiday break on Friday Dec. 23 2011 and reopens for tours on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012. Visitors can see the decorations and shop in the store during normal touring hours throughout the remainder of January.