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Here and There: Holiday Fun, Museum-Style

Thanksgiving break is almost here and it’s time to start planning special holiday activities. I’ve done the research for you and narrowed it down to the six most promising events of the season. Please see museum websites for further details.

1. Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18 4-9pm

$14 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $15 on Saturday

Immerse yourself in good old fashioned Christmas cheer with holiday traditions talks, music, readings, crafts, a gingerbread house contest and sleigh  rides if the weather cooperates.

2. A Rich History: A Celebration of Chocolate at the Old South Meeting House Annual Holiday Open House

Friday and Saturday, December 2&3 11am-3pm

Free and open to the public

American Heritage Chocolate team members demonstrate Colonial chocolate making. Learn how chocolate, coffee and tea were served in the colonies.

3. Traditions of the Season at Paul Revere House

Saturday and Sunday, December 3&4 9:30am-4:15pm

$5 for adults, $4.50 for college students

Visit the Paul Revere House and Pierce Hichborn House to learn about celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day the 18th century way. Enjoy music, treats and mulled cider.

4. Annual Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Plimoth Plantation

Sunday, December 4 1-3pm $55 for adults

Learn about the history of wreath making while making one of your own. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

5. A Holiday Soiree at Hancock-Clarke House (Lexington Historical Society)

Friday, December 9 7:30-9pm

$10 for adult nonmembers

Reserve by calling (781) 862-1703

Explore the roots of holiday traditions while enjoying refreshments and a performance by the Colonial Singers.

6. Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at the Loring-Greenough House

Friday, December 23 8-10pm

This evening event will feature live music and storytelling that illuminates the legends behind holiday traditions.

Education Director [Old South Meeting House]

Education Director
Old South Meeting House

USA, MA, Boston

Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site and gathering place, seeks
experienced, creative and collaborative professional to lead and implement
all aspects of its well-established educational programming for adults,
children and other audiences, including year-round public events, school
programs and teacher development opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

– Developing, implementing, evaluating and strengthening programs in
alignment with the museum’s mission and strategic goals;

– Creating, building and maintaining relationships with new and existing

– Planning and teaching programs and recruiting, training and supervising
staff, volunteers and interns as teachers and program facilitators;
Developing and coordinating collaborations with other organizations and

– Developing and administering education budget;

– Helping secure funding for programs through grants and other sources.

Requires occasional evening and weekend work.


– 3-5 years experience in museum education with demonstrated skills in
management and program development;

– Passion for education of children and adults in informal settings;

– Familiarity with current teaching standards;

– Track record of developing and maintaining relationships with broad range
of partners;

– Mature interpersonal style with sense of humor and ability to interact
with a diverse range of people;

– Strong communication skills;

– Willingness to function as key member of a small organization in a
collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities;

– Interest in history and free speech;

– Master’s Degree in museum education or related field.

To apply, visit:

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