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Gingerbread Express Model Train Layout and Contest
December 7 – 14
The Gingerbread Express model train layout brings spirit of the holidays to life in this winter-wonderland of candy covered storybook cottages created by members of our community. Bakers of all skills are invited to enter our gingerbread contest. Each entry is displayed in our Gingerbread Express Model Train Layout and returned to each baker at the end of the event.
The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes
Sunday, November 30; 2- 4pm
Demonstration and Book signing
Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall will sign copies of his first cookbook, The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes. Divided by season, Sewall’s delectable recipes highlight contemporary New England fare and adapt the region’s fresh, simple flavors into refined dishes for easy at-home cooking and entertaining.
Book Signing and Demonstration
Saturday, December 6; 11am – 1 pm
Bring your junior foodies to meet Sally Sampson, author of the kids guide to cooking real food with your family, Chop Chop and the editor of the award winning non-profit magazine Chop Chop, endorsed by the Academy of Pediatrics. Sally will offer holiday ideas for eating holiday healthy snacks following the book signing.
Katy Bratun, Guest Author and Illustrator Visit
Thursday, December 11; 3 – 5 pm
Children will delight in the story of a tiny mouse who makes her home in a gingerbread house and experiences the holidays for the first time at the author’s reading, illustration demonstrations and a gingerbread house craft. Visitors may also enjoy the artist’s original illustrations on display in our lobby. This event is limited to 18 children.
The Polar Express Author
Chris Van Allsburg Author and Illustrator Visit
Sunday, December 21; 2 – 4 pm
Included with admission
Meet Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of the holiday classic, The Polar Express and his newest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.
The author will sign copies of one book from home, if you have also purchased a new book.
Multiple copies of the author's books will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
There is a limit of three books per person to be signed by the author, due to the popularity of this event.
Fancy Nancy’s Fanciest Doll Party
Sunday December 14; 1:30-3:30 pm
Member $20, Non-member $25.00
Bring your fanciest doll to a swanky tea party with Mrs. Devine. She will guide us in a craft, play games and give you a refresher course on manners. Ages 4 and up
New Year’s Eve Countdown to Midnight
Wednesday, December 31; 10 am – 2 pm
Member: $8, Non-member: $10
Register by: Saturday, December 27
At the door and day of $12
Walk-ins welcome as space allows
Museum open for this event only
Ring in the New Year at a museum-wide celebration.
Countdown to “Midnight” | Noisemakers | Hats | Face Painting | Ginger ale Toast
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