Christmas on the Rentschler Farm

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 12/09/2012 - 04:15

See what Christmas was like on a Saline farm during the 1930s at the Rentschler Farm from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

The Saline Area Historical Society invites the public to Christmas on the Farm at the Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline.

See how farm families coped at Christmastime when faced with the financial realities of the Great Depression years. The 12-room farmhouse will be decorated with natural things that might have been found on the farm in that era. A live tree will grace the parlor with genuine 1930s ornaments and lights. Simple decorations, good aromas throughout the house, and pleasing sights and sounds will greet visitors as they enter the front door.

Spinning quilting demonstrations add to the program. There will also be a someone who knits on a sock machine. 

The dining room table will be filled with pastries and desserts, including some basked using old recipes of longtime Saline families.

The farm’s gift shop will also be open and offering unique gifts that celebrate the area’s history, including books, small toys and stocking stuffers. Proceeds benefit the work of the historical society.

The Rentschler Farm puzzle sells for $10 each. This beautiful 500-piece puzzle, featuring a collage of photographs from farm events, was produced by the society in recent years. A few copies of The Rentschler Family Cookbook are still available for $10. This book contains time tested family recipes and is a real treasure.

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