Museum Christmas at the Jefferson Museum - Dec 5th and 6th

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The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will hold its annual Museum Christmas weekend on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, December 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 

Tours of the building will be held throughout the day with social distancing guidelines followed.  Certified costumed docents and guides will be present to ensure safety. Pandemic guidelines will be followed with masks required inside and outside the Museum.

The theme of Museum Christmas will be Home for the Holidays with each room decorated for a traditional family celebration. The Museum Garden Club and friends will be decorating the Museum and grounds.  Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe in the original kitchen of the house will be transformed to a Christmas boutique with unique and beautiful gift items. The Jefferson Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas bake sale. The Jefferson Arts Committee will be on site with designer handbags and other wonderful gift type items for sale. No credit cards please.

Complimentary hot mulled cider and chestnuts will be served on the Museum’s new antique pot-bellied stove on Saturday. Outdoor entertainment will be presented Saturday. Come join us to celebrate the season. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pandemic guidelines will be followed with masks required.

The Museum is located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson Township. 

For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township’s Historical Society website at or email Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at, or our Museum Curator .  Follow us on facebook:  Jefferson Twsp Historical Society for latest updates.

Recipes from Miss Elizabeths KitchenPictured are l-r: Linda Scholte, Phaedra Scholte, Tara Howanice.On Monday, November 9, Museum Director, Tara Howanice, and Jefferson Historical Society President, Christine Williams, had the pleasure of accepting a donation of 75 cookbooks titled Recipes from Miss Elizabeth’s Kitchen.

The cookbook is the product of Girl Scout Silver Award recipient Phaedra Scholte’s two year research into the Chamberlain family and recipes of that period.

Thanks to Phaedra and her mom Linda for such a wonderful donation. Thanks to Carol Keppel who began this project and to Tara Howanice who brought it to fruition. The cookbook will be sold in Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe with proceeds going to the Jefferson Township Historical Society scholarship fund.


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