Under the theme of "A Christmas to Remember," historic Granville will hold a full day's celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13 for its annual Country Christmas.
The 1820 Williamson Log Cabin in the Pioneer Village at Sutton Homestead will be set up just as a home would have been in the 1820, with Larry and Brenda Edmondson cooking on the open fire. The Cookeville couple, who are the featured cooks at all of Granville's annual events in Pioneer Village, will be serving the food they prepare at no charge to visitors to share part of a historic Christmas.
The original Williamson cabin has been decorated in a historic fashion by Brenda Curtis, manager of Historic Granville. From the live cedar tree to live berries, you step back in time as you enter the cabin. The cabin once stood on the Joe and Ann Moore farm in the Liberty community and has painstakingly rebuilt in Granville just as it was in the early 1800s.
Also in the Pioneer Village, A Country Christmas will feature the Eller Grist Mill, grinding fresh corn meal and grits for sale. Baskets will also be available for purchase from basket weavers, as will rugs from the loom operation. The Sutton Blacksmith Shop will also be going strong with plenty of items for sale.
Granville's historic Sutton Homestead will feature "Deck the Halls" in the Sutton Home and an Antique Toy Show in the Antique Car Museum.
A Country Christmas will include a Christmas parade at 2 p.m., three Christmas musicals, the Festival of Trees, great food and plenty of unique shopping opportunities. There will be rides for children, Santa in his workshop and much more. To learn more, call 931-653-4151 or visit granvilletn.com.