Visit the old farmhouse Saturday (Noon-5:00) and Sunday (1:00-4:00) to see how Christmas preparations differed in the 1930s, the Depression Era. You'll see a real tree in the parlor, natural decorations, ribbons, a few gifts under the tree, and good smells coming from the kitchen. In that early decade, frugal housewives "made do" with what they had. Money was tight. At the end of your visit, you'll find cookie treats in the dining room and cider in the kitchen.
Plan to come to Christmas at Rentschler Farm Saturday, Dec. 8 12:00-5:00 or Sunday, Dec. 9 1:00-4:00. The farmhouse will be decorated as it might have been in the 1930s, the Depression Era. We'll have a real tree in the parlor with authentic 30s ornaments, some from the Rentschler family. The house will be decorated with simplicity because that's the way it was done at that time. You'll see lots of evergreens, ribbons, traditional candles, a few small gifts under the tree, and good things to smell throughout. The gift shop will be open, so plan to do a little shopping.
Harvest Time is approaching once again at the Rentschler Farm Museum on Sunday, October 7 Noon-5:00, 1265 E. Michigan Avenue near Industrial Drive, Saline.
Sponsored by the Saline Area Historical Society, this event is a relaxing respite, particularly after a long hot summer. The leaves are turning, brisk and welcome breezes remind of past fall events, and lovely sights and cooking smells make us think to holidays ahead. It is a nice time to celebrate the 25th year of the historical society.