It’s a sure sign that the holidays are upon us. This morning I saw Kara Franco Lally and some of her “elves” – Margaret, Amy, Irma and Allen – starting to decorate the South entrance courtyard at Mystic Seaport with sprigs of holly, juniper, pine, larch, spruce and yew.
Kara, who is garden supervisor/horticulturist for the Museum, stated that all the greens they were using were collected on Mystic Seaport grounds. The Museum store, the Visitor Reception Center and the Seamen’s Friend Society Reading Room were on the “to do” list for decorating today.
In total, about 16 volunteers help beautify Mystic Seaport for the holidays. Right now, in the greenhouse, they’re hard at work making pine roping, wreaths and other decorations that will be in place for visitors to enjoy this holiday season.
Although folks walking through Museum gates may not be aware of all this pre-holiday busy-ness, the proof is in the pudding. Visiting Mystic Seaport at holiday time is a beautiful and unique experience.
Check out the Museum’s website at www.mysticseaport.org and see the special gifts of the season in store for you and your family. If you’re an early shopper (and you need to be for these holiday offerings) the fun begins on November 29th and carries through on selected days throughout December.
The Season’s Splendor (a Victorian Village Holiday Ride), Lantern Light Tours (a New England Holiday Tradition), crafts and stories for kids, a journey to the zoo in the sky at the Planetarium – so many wonderful choices. A word to the wise – ticketed events sell out quickly. Don’t be disappointed. Shop now!
Blog written by Trudi Busey.