Semmes Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration is a free community event that reflects the simpler times of community life when the school and the church were the heart of the community. The whole community, from the youngest to the oldest, would gather together to celebrate Christmas. Our Celebration brings back those nostalgic memories with the reading of the Christmas story, and a Children's program.
A tour of the 1902 one room school house that is decked out in greenery and lit by oil lamps is the next stop. Upon entering the school, you are greeted by a cozy warm fire in the wood stove and the aroma of hot apple cider. You may enjoy the simple pleasure of sipping hot apple cider and nibbling on a cookie; then you will begin to hear the voice of Christmas carolers in the park.
Next on the tour is the log cabin with a glimpse of life in the olden days. There is a 1900's pump organ, rope bed and much more. A cedar Christmas tree decorated with wooden ornaments, icicles, and a handmade foil silver star. Under the tree are a display of gifts and toys from yesteryear. A tiny surprise gift awaits children who visit.
Preserving our History