Happy Christmas to you all, dear blog followers! Christmastide may be over, but the spirit of the season still persists at Locust Grove! Just check out Weekend Manager Bob playing carols in his flute this past weekend!
If you’re interested in 18th century holiday traditions, Colonial Williamsburg has a lovely and extensive article on the topic here that I can only hope to emulate. I was delighted to discover that two of my personal favorites might have been sung by the Croghans during this season. “Joy to the World” was a popular carol originating in Virginia from the 1760s forward, and “The Holly and the Ivy” was a traditional English carol, reflecting two elements of yuletide decorations.
Now some Locust Grove winter news. As indicated above, Locust Grove will be closed for tours the entire month of January. But never fear! I’ll still be blogging away on various and sundry topics, and I’d love your input! What would you like to read about in January? Leave a comment at the bottom of this page! I’d love to hear from you. Locust Grove will be open for tours on December 26, 27, 29 and 30 from 10-4:30 and December 28 from 1-4:30. Stop by to see us and take advantage of the last of the Christmas sale! We’ll keep a light on for you until we see you again.