Come celebrate Christmas at Troy Historic Village where Santa will make a special appearance on Saturday, December 3rd! The Village is also an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots and will collect new, unwrapped toy donations between November 7th and December 5th.
Troy Historic Village will host its annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-3pm. Guests can share in the sights and sounds of 19th and 20th century Christmas traditions as they explore ten restored and decorated historic buildings. Children can make a craft in an 1877 one-room schoolhouse; visitors of all ages can enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations in the 1870s Wagon Shop which originally provided Troy residents with iron farm tools, household utensils and wagon parts; and 19th century authentic cooking demonstrations in the 1840s log cabin. Families may visit with Santa inside Old Troy Church which was built in 1837 and originally located at Troy Corners (Livernois and Square Lake Rds.) where it served as a place of worship until 1963 and as an antique store until 1997. Another special treat for guests this year will be live music throughout the Village including an appearance by the cast of To Be Productions’ Little Women: The Musical to sing show tunes and traditional Christmas carols, as well as live harp and classical guitar performances that can be discovered while touring the Village.
The Village Gift Shop will be open for business for your Christmas shopping needs. “As we conclude our 50th Anniversary year, our holiday event will focus on simple family traditions that create lasting memories. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends to the Village, sharing with others through Toys for Tots, and experiencing traditional Christmas cheer!” said Loraine Campbell, Executive Director, Troy Historic Village. Price of admission is $5/Troy Historical Society Members, $7/Non-member and kids under 4 are free. There will be free onsite parking at the Village. For more info, visit www.troyhistoricvillage.org or call 248-524-3570.
As an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots, the Village will collect new, unwrapped toys during the December 3rd Christmas event and between November 7th and December 5th during business hours (M-F, 10am-3pm) which will be donated to less fortunate children in the community.
Christmas in the Village is sponsored by Genisys Credit Union with holiday greenery and hot mulled cider provided courtesy of the Troy Garden Club. Proceeds will benefit the Troy Historical Society that operates Troy Historic Village which is open year-round and includes ten historic structures in a charming five-acre complex located in the heart of Troy, Michigan. Here visitors of all ages can explore Michigan history by witnessing and sharing the lifestyles of the pioneers who established homes and farms in rural Troy Township during the 1800s.
Troy Historic Village is located at 60 West Wattles Rd., Troy MI. The Village showcases ten historic structures in a charming five-acre complex. Visitors of all ages can explore Michigan history by witnessing and sharing the lifestyles of the pioneers who established homes and farms in rural Troy Township during the 1800s. Troy Historic Village serves the counties of Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb, providing a memorable and interactive experience for all visitors. Offering a wide variety of activities for children and a diverse range of lectures and events for adults, the Village aims to enhance appreciation of history while using Troy’s rich and evolving story as a backdrop. 2016 marks the Troy Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary of conserving local history, connecting the community with heritage and continuing outstanding educational programs.