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December 9, 2012

Public can experience an old-fashioned Christmas Thursday in Palo Pinto

By LIBBY CLUETT

PALO PINTO – Join the Palo Pinto County Historical Association  on Thursday to help celebrate its sixth annual Old Fashioned Frontier Christmas.

The event takes place 5-8 p.m. that evening.

Stroll among the historic buildings at the Old Jail Museum Complex and visit the historic Palo Pinto Christian Church, while enjoying holiday decorations from the period, caroling, surrey rides, stories, activities and treats for the taste buds.

The evening includes activities for all ages and a chance to see how people experienced Christmas  long ago, before technological advances and modernization. Visitors are invited to come in period dress to this free evening event.

Again this year, there will be tasty fare, including frontier sweets. Wet the whistle with fire-brewed cowboy coffee, apple cider or hot chocolate near historic Fort Black Springs. Nearby, county musical talent will croon Christmas tunes and Buttermilk Junction musicians will perform historic Irish music in the historic First Christian Church.

Mule-drawn wagon rides will take visitors the few blocks from the jail to the church – the oldest standing church in the county.

As in past years, artisans will be on hand demonstrating crafts, such as yarn spinning, Victorian-era sewing, quilting and making corn-husk dolls. Several re-enactors will be on hand to inform guests about civilian life. Visitors can also hear stories of pioneer life in the fire-warmed comfort of Fort Black Springs.

Although the event is free, the PPCHA welcomes donations to help with the museum’s permanent fund.

The Old Jail Museum’s address is 231 S. 5th Ave. in Palo Pinto.

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