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Henderson Hall readies Christmas events

A docent in costume will greet participants at Henderson Hall in Boaz where its annual Henderson Christmas Evening and Plantation Christmas will be held Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, respectively. (Photo Provided)

BOAZ — Henderson Hall has been decorated for Christmas and will hold its fourth annual Henderson Christmas Evening on Dec. 7 and its Plantation Christmas on Dec. 14.

Henderson Hall will be open 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 7 for the Henderson Christmas Evening.

Upon arrival, participants will see members of Carlin’s Battery D, a Civil War re-enactment group, dressed in Civil War attire, sitting around a campfire singing Christmas carols and telling stories.

A candle-lit walkway will lead to the front entrance where there will be an invitation to enjoy an evening in the mansion.

In the mansion, docents will be available and participants can freely walk through the hall. Among performers is Kim Vineyard on the piano, Scott Cain on the dulcimer and the Pipes of Drums of St. Andrew.

A stairwell at the 19th century Henderson Hall is adorned with a Christmas tree. Henderson Hall will hold its annual Henderson Christmas Evening on Dec. 7 and Plantation Christmas on Dec. 14. (Photo Provided)

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the evening.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling 304 375-2129, at the mansion from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, the Parkersburg-Marietta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On Dec. 14, Henderson Hall will celebrate Plantation Christmas with the Valley Gem sternwheeler.

Participants will board the Valley Gem at 5 p.m. and have Christmas dinner while riding the boat on the Ohio River to Henderson Hall. The boat will arrive at the plantation landing at 6:30 p.m. where participants will be met by a trolley to take them to Henderson Hall for a special ropes-down candle-lit tour of the house.

Docents in period costumes will greet and help participants make their way through the mansion and with its history.

Participants will board the Valley Gem at 8:30 p.m. for the return trip.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by guitar player Jesse DeBarr and banjo player Butch Osborne and the Pipes and Drums of St. Andrew.

For booking details and to order tickets for Plantation Christmas, call the Valley Gem at 740 373-7862.

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