The 1916 Sample-McDougald House Museum presents a new Holiday Home Tour now through Saturday, January 6, 2018. To celebrate the history, architecture and spirit of the holiday season, the Sample-McDougald House has partnered with community volunteers and area businesses to showcase holiday décor throughout the almost 5,000 square foot Georgian Colonial-revival home. This NEW historic holiday home tour features the imagination of interior designers, artists and volunteers who have reimagined the home as if family and friends have come to visit to celebrate the season. Individuals and businesses selected a room to decorate and have used beautiful decorations to tell the story of their room. The Holiday Home Tour will feature the talents of the following: Pam Euston in the Living Room; April DuBois in the Dining Room; Carrie Bennett in the Pantry & Kitchen; Gordana Whitley, Steve Mutter & Lindsay Packer of Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Gallery in the Parlor; Randy Thompson & Michael Wescoe in the Salon; Fonnie Gill with Centennial Bank in the Master Bedroom; and, Cherryl Cook (McDougald Family) and the McDougald Family in the Children’s Bedroom.
Christmas at the House featuring the Holiday Home Tour is sponsored by Bell Painting, Centennial Bank and Benjamin’s Gifts and Alterations.
The Sample-McDougald House will be open for the Holiday Home Tour now through Saturday, January 6, 2018. Hours of operation are 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Admission: $10/person; $8/Members; $5/Children ages 5 – 12; Free for children under 5. Additional fees apply for special events and programs.
Christmas at the House will also feature the 17th annual custom Christmas ornament designed by local artist Pat Anderson. Each bulb ornament will feature historic classic cars which have been featured at the Antique Car Show. Christmas ornaments are on sale now for $25 each. These collectible ornaments are featured only during the holidays for a limited time. Visitors to Christmas at the House can also experience the newly re-planted heritage garden featuring tomato, bean, pepper and herb plants, stroll around Centennial Park or enjoy a picnic in the 5-acre park.