Enjoy children's activities, music and more family fun at the opening of the holiday exhibit inside the museum. Get a jump on your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store.
FREE ADMISSION, refreshments, kid's games and face painting. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dr. Thomas Gerard, first owner of St. Clement’s Island, will talk about his property. COSMIC Flute Orchestra performing at the Christmas Open House from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This event is a special opening encouraging the public to come experience this unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting. Call 301-769-2222 for more info.
This fun Holiday Open House opens our St. Clement’s Island Museum Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit 2019 that runs December 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020! Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum.
This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.
The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright, will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.
Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.
Help decorate our schoolhouse! Go to the Charlotte Hall Schoolhouse and make Christmas decorations the way kids used to make in school. Learn to make snowflakes, paper chains and reindeer.