History, Christmas at Blountsville park

Annual Christmas Open House at Blountsville’s Historical Park will be Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. The event is free. Refreshments will be served as long as available.

All buildings at the park are considered museums and are furnished appropriately for the 1800s. Most will be open for viewing, and some will be decorated for the period and the holiday.

The Freeman House currently showcases lifesized figures dressed in uniforms of military officers in various early American wars. Relative information accompanies each presidential portrayal, including that of Confederate president Jefferson Davis while he served in the U.S. Army in the Mexican War.

Historians present will be able to enhance the history of each vignette.

This may be the last time to visit this interesting display portraying Washington, Jackson, Grant, T. Roosevelt, and Eisenhower.

The log cabins at the park are furnished as they were for early settlers, including one that represents Bear Meat Cabin.