The doctor’s room in the Lawrence County Museum, along with the other rooms in the former Col. Gray home, are being decorated for the holiday season.
The doctor’s room in the Lawrence County Museum, along with the other rooms in the former Col. Gray home, are being decorated for the holiday season.

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Museum gets ready for Christmas season

Published 2:17pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Although many of the trees on South Sixth Street are still brilliant shades of orange and yellow, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside the Lawrence County Museum.

That’s because historical society members and volunteers have been busy decking the halls for the museum’s upcoming holiday season, which begins this Saturday with an open house event.

“It takes a lot of people working a lot of hard hours,” Kay Rader, historical society member, said.

The museum closes for two weeks to prepare each room for a Victorian-style Christmas.

Fondalene Alfrey, president of the society, said each room of the former Col. Gray house is decorated by either society members or people she enlists from the community.

“Each year I go out and get people to help decorate,” Alfrey said, noting Weber’s Florist has been a part of the tradition for years.

The open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be refreshments and music by local guitarist and singer Ray Wilson.

Also, each Sunday afternoon during the holiday season, the museum will feature entertainment.

On Nov. 23, the museum will have its annual Christmas Tea and vintage style show. The event will begin at 2 p.m.

To get tickets to the tea, contact Rader at 534-9477.

The first Saturday in December, the historical society will host its annual Church Walk through the streets of downtown Ironton, with a reception to follow at the museum.

The museum will close Dec. 15 and re-open in April.


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