New Christmas Open House date announced for AJ Birthplace Museum


WEBSTER—Now that the memorial bulbs have been purchased for this year’s Anna Jarvis Memorial Christmas Tree, they are ready to be displayed.

The annual memorial Christmas Tree, at the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum, located at 3576 Webster Pike, just four miles south of Grafton on US Route 119, will be lit with sparkling lights honoring loved ones near and far.

“In addition to adding their memorial lights to the tree, the names of those being honored will be read aloud during our annual tree lighting ceremony,” revealed Olive Ricketts, museum curator.

The celebration for the tree lighting ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum.

“The memorial lights are a perfect gift to honor a loved one who has passed one, or a great way to show you care for someone that’s still with you,” shared Ricketts.

She revealed that the memorial light sale is one of the museum’s annual fundraisers that helps pay the gas and other utility bills over the winter months, when the weather makes attendance at the museum dwindle.

Adding another opportunity for community members to take in the dazzling display of memorial lights, the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum will be hosting their annual Holiday Open House, on Sunday, December 12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to stop by the museum’s gift shop, located across the street from the Anna Jarvis Birthplace, to find their friends and family something special this holiday season.

“We have some really great items here. And, we are adding new items all the time,” Ricketts voiced. “If you are able to help with an extra donation, it is greatly needed at this time. We appreciate any amount given.”

She expressed that they can’t wait to display the memorial tree, and hope that the public will come out to the special event.

“We hope to see you there,” Ricketts exclaimed.

For more information, please contact Ricketts the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum by calling 304-265-5549.

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