Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—UPDATED December 6, 2016. “Step Back into a 1950s Christmas,” exhibit will be on display at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road (in St. Mary’s Catholic Church), open Wednesday and Saturday November 30 through January 4 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment, if possible.
Vintage decorations are on display in every room. A Black Forest green metal tree is decorated in Mid-Twentieth Century ornaments, and stands on a rotating pedestal which plays Christmas carols. The stockings are all hung with care; toys and gifts are under the tree. Period wrapping paper and cards, dols, toys and games, and even Howdy Doody will take you back to the Holidays of your childhood, or to be shared with other family members and friends. The museum will also have some Vintage Hanukkah decorations on display.
Call Jane Nicoll, Museum Director, at 708-481-4252 to confirm opening on December 24 and December 31, or in case of extreme bad weather. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century holidays to revisit the holidays of your past in this gem of a museum, just around the corner.
Admission/donation is $5.00 for adults; 12 and under free with a paying adult. The museum tour is free with the purchase of a Marshall Field’s Brick. Several Park Forest related gift ideas are available at the museum and in the online store at www.parkforesthistory.org.
Parking is in the small lot by the flagpole. Knock on the door next to the museum sign.
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