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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • To do this weekend: Holiday events in downtown Smyrna

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  • Families and residents looking for something to do this weekend will have several Christmas events to choose from in Smyrna, as the Duck Creek Historical Society is hosting a Christmas Open House Saturday at the Smyrna Museum, and the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association is hosting a Holiday Walking Tour Sunday of historic downtown Smyrna.
    EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
    1. Christmas Open House and Civil War Exhibit at the Smyrna Museum. Take a tour of the brick two-story house located on 11 South Main Street, which was built in the 1790's. The Plank House out back was built in the early 1700's. The Duck Creek Horticultural Society has decorated the two buildings for the holidays. Enjoy some refreshments while taking in the history of Smyrna.
    Why you should go? The event is being done in preparation for the Historical Society's upcoming Civil War re-enactment event of the war's lottery draft, slated for next year. So it's a few hours of Christmas decorations and a history of Smyrna — what a great way to spend a portion of your Saturday.
    2.Holiday Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Smyrna. Catch the Christmas spirit and get ideas for your own decorations on this self-guided tour of downtown Smyrna. There will be roughly seven houses on the tour, some of which will have exterior decorations while some homeowners have decorated inside. Donations to support the façade and business grant programs will be accepted. Refreshments and a list of homes on the tour will be at the Smyrna Museum.
    Why you should go?
    "We hope to get people in the holiday spirit and bring people to downtown." – Janet McClure, Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Christmas Open House
    WHERE Smyrna Museum, 11 South Main Street
    WHEN 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
    COST free
    INFO 653-1320
    WHAT Holiday Walking Tour
    WHERE Downtown Smyrna
    WHEN 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
    COST free
    INFO 653-3703
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