Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours 2019: Crafting Christmas
Tour Description: Don’t just watch – grab a lantern, an apron and join us for an interactive evening of Christmas community– Old Salem style! Making, listening to Christmas music, and creating community. Every year at Christmas, the residents of the town of Salem built small replica villages, houses, and landcsapes called a “putz”. Often, they would build miniature versions of the their own & neighbors’ houses and outbuildings.
This year take the time to walk Main Street, visiting historic houses, and sit with us as we make wood versions of the town of Salem, learn about the traditional egg tempera paint process used by the Moravians, and paint your own versions of the famous Miksch and Vogler Houses. All of this while you listen to the sounds of traditional Christmas music.
After all your hard work, join us around the fireplace in the Single Brothers Workshop kitchen to create a small-scale putz with your fellow tour members at our holiday gathering, enjoy all of the Moravian baked goodies.