Jefferson Township Historical Society & Arts Committee - Museum Open House on May 2

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In conjunction with the Jefferson Township Historical Society’s May 2nd Pathways to History open house, the Jefferson Arts Committee will host an outdoor sales table featuring beautiful spring/summer designer handbags, accessories, and popular fragrance sets. 

Both events will take place from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover-Milton Road, Milton/Oak Ridge. 

The handbags include designs from Dooney & Bourke, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Vera Bradley, Giani Bernini, and INC International Concepts.  Shop Vera Bradley, V. Fraas, and Carmen Electra accessories and fragrance sets from Elizabeth Taylor, Oscar de la Renta, Bebe Love, Ellen Tracy, Elizabeth Arden, and Rosamor.   All brand-new items at very reasonable prices most with original price tags intact, cash/checks accepted.  It’s a great opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day, graduation, a birthday, or for yourself!

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As a non-profit organization founded in 1987, the Jefferson Arts Committee provides cultural and artistic activities that include concerts, student artist programs, special choral and instrumental performances, art and photography shows, summer gazebo concerts, and theatrical performances.   Proceeds from the sale will be used to further the activities of the Arts Committee’s performing arts groups -- The Jefferson Township Community Band, The Jefferson Township Community Chorus, and The Jefferson Community Players.  It will also help fund the Gazebo Committee’s efforts to offer free summer concerts, the annual Christmas in the Village event, and the scholarship fund for high school seniors going on to pursue an education in the arts. 

The George Chamberlain House, known as the Jefferson Township Museum, depicts life in the last quarter of the 1800s with each room reflecting how the Chamberlains might have lived during that period.  It will be open for visitors with its newest exhibit “Victorian Dress from Head to Toe” featuring pieces from the Society’s collection, pieces hand designed and produced by their costume department, and pieces from the private collection of their members.  Certified costumed docents in authentic period attire will explain the building’s history. Visit the Historical Society’s website at and  for more information.  

Located in the restored kitchen of the Museum building, Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe will also be open offering beautiful cut glass, vintage dishware, lovely dolls, along with vintage jewelry, reproduced historical postcards of numerous township sites and buildings, and unique gift items for sale.  Cash/checks accepted.  You can also enjoy the lovely spring blooms in Miss Elizabeth’s Garden. 

These events are rain or shine and will be observing all CDC-recommended COVID-19 protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing.  Food and/or drink are not permitted inside historic structures and public restrooms are not available.  Parking at the Milton United Methodist Church across the street from the Museum at 316 Dover-Milton Road and Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s parking lot at 162 Milton Road.


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