Christmas Open House - Dec. 6
McHenry County Historical Society & Museum
Join the Heritage Quilters each Wednesday morning throughout the year at the Society’s museum at 6422 Main Street in Union. Quilters of varying levels of experience meet from 9:30 a.m. to about noon to work on a raffle quilt that benefits the not-for-profit Historical Society. For more information phone (815) 923-2267
Free Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6422 Main St., Union.
This year's diisplay marks the 75th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's birth, courtesy of author Robert L. May, and the 50th anniversary of the airing of the Rankin/Bass television special. The exhibit will feature Christmas memorabilia from collector Dave Harms. Make your own early American Christmas ornament. Enjoy holiday music, homemade cookies, browse our bake sale and search for unique gifts in the gift shop.
Visit the display from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 9 through Jan. 9, with the exception of Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
Rick Goldschmidt, historian and biographer with Rankin/Bass. He will speak about the making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday Classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Illustrator/cartoonist has authored several books, including: “The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio,” “Mad Monster Party,” and “The Arthur Rankin Jr. Scrapbook.”
The Heritage Quilters annual Quilt Cutting Day for the 2016 raffle quilt begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2015. If you are a quilter, bring your favorite scissors, pencil, ruler, chalk to mark dark fabrics, needle, and white or off-white thread. And, of course, bring your favorite dish to pass!
The potluck, which will begin between 11:30 a.m. and noon on the cutting day, is a highlight of the Heritage Quilters' social year!