Christmas at the Monroe County Museum is a month-long holiday celebration during which our visitors are able to safely experience our time-honored museum traditions, including holiday programs, seasonal exhibits, and classic events. Our 2021 festivities will feature new signature decorations and activities, as well as the familiar sights and sounds of celebrations past. Christmas at the Museum details and group participation information will be released in mid-October, so be sure to check back with us in the fall.
Voting for the decorated wreaths generously provided by community organizations took place December 1st thru December 30th, 2020 and was conducted both in person and online. The 2020 Christmas at the Museum Wreath Awards go to:
Friends of the Bedford Branch Library will receive the $300 Community Choice Prize for collecting the most votes cast in person at the Museum.
Neighborhood Garden Club will receive the $150 Virtual Vote Prize for garnering the most votes in our first ever online voting contest.
Exeter Historical Society has been selected to receive the $150 Director's Choice Award.
Christmas at the Museum 2020 was our first time partnering with Santa to collect letters for him from the good children of Monroe County. The large volume of letters we handled tells us it was a success, and we look forward to working with Mr. Claus again in 2021!