2017 Holiday Crafts Fair
The Hebron Historical Society is hosting its 2nd annual Gingerbread House contest. We invite and encourage your entry. Let’s have a whole village of gingerbread houses on display!
There will be categories for kids 10-17 and adults 18 and up. Houses may be made from either a kit or from “scratch”, and will be judged separately. They must be on a sturdy base, covered with plastic wrap. You must use an icing that will harden. For such a recipe, check out: http://www.wilton.com/royal-icing/WLRECIP-50.html. The houses can be decorated with candies, pretzels, cereal, nuts, whatever you wish. Use your imagination and be creative! Have fun! You might even want to copy one of Hebron’s historic homes!
Bring your house to Old Town Hall on Hebron Green on December 1, 2017, between 10:00 am -12 noon or 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Houses will be judged and then displayed during the Craft Show, December 2, 2017 and through the Community Holiday Event on December 9, 2017. Houses will be considered donations to HHS and sold in a silent auction on December 9th. The money raised will go towards program and maintenance expenses of the Hebron Historical Society.
On December 9th, the Historical Society at Old Town Hall will be an active part of the Hebron Holiday Festival. Festivities will begin in Old Town Hall at 1:00, and will include craft projects for children, assisted by Historical Society members and friends.
In the tradition of Stew Stockwell’s annual seasonal model railroad event in Old Town Hall, you must stop in between 1:00-5:00 to see the model railroad display operated by the Connecticut Society of Ferroequinologists (Iron Horses). The Manchester-area club’s O-gauge layout will be running and there will be club members to answer any questions. Our older Hebron residents will recall Stew in his striped overalls and engineer’s cap controlling the trains as they toured his rural layout. To watch an old video of Stew and his model railroad, go to http://hebronhistoricalsociety.org, click on Hebron Historic & Program Videos, and scroll down to “Model Railroad Exhibit in OTH back in 1976”.
photo courtesy of CT Society of Ferroequinologists