Museum celebrates 1930s Christmas: Holiday cheer in spite of hard times


by Shaune Lee, exhibit research volunteer

The Mary Ball Washington Museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, offers a holiday display this year that focuses on decorations and traditions of the Depression era and complements the museum’s other current exhibit of items about local life in the 1920-30s.

The museum welcomes visitors for special Saturday hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, and regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through December 22.  A $3 admission donation is requested. The museum shop is open the same hours with a large selection of local books and holiday gift items.

 The theme of the seasonal exhibit is “Holiday Cheer in Spite of Hard Times” and features vintage ornaments and toys along with images and research from local and national newspapers…



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