Marland’s Grand Home celebrating 100-year anniversary

Team Radio Marketing Group - December 2, 2016 11:41 am

The Marland Grand Home historic house museum will host a 1916 Vintage Holiday Open House on Dec. 14.

A 100 year anniversary holiday open house will be held at Marland’s Grand Home, 1000 East Grand Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

A 1916-themed Christmas tree and vintage toy exhibit will be staged in the library on the first floor.

Many activities will take place, including complimentary hot cider and Christmas carols.

100th Anniversary Cookbooks

The Friends of Marland’s Grand Home created a 100th anniversary Marland Grand Home cookbook which will be available for purchase at $20 each. The cookbooks include vintage photos of the home and Marlands, the home’s history, recipes from a 1918 women’s Ponca City cookbook, and newer recipes from Ponca City contributors.

Whit the Fox Ornaments

The third in the “Whit the Fox” series of Christmas ornaments will also be available for purchase at $20 each. The howling fox ornament was hand-crafted by Chris and Mindy LittleCook from red clay and embellished with a pearl moon.

A limited number of 25 ornaments were made. Each is numbered and signed by the artist and includes a fun story of Whit’s adventures.

Mary Virginia’s Christmas Nibbles and Candles

Prepackaged, individual size, homemade holiday treats will be available for purchase in the formal dining room, along with vintage coffee cup scented candles.

Mary Virginia Snowperson

An 18-inch tall Mary Virginia snowperson, wearing a black stylish hat and holiday scarf, will be offered at $1 a chance.

This holiday table decoration, made by Mindy LittleCook, holds a garland of metallic jewelry chains and is adorned with antique broaches and earrings.

The drawing will be held at 2 p.m., and guests need not be present to win.

Family Craft Time

Kids and grownups alike can create a handmade “Whit the Fox” Christmas card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sun Room. The hand-drawn card shows “Whit the Fox” at Marland’s Grand Home.

Also in the Sun Room will be photos with Santa Claus for all.

Santas of the World Tour

Santas from around the world will regale the crowd with stories of their perspective countries and old world traditions, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Santas, provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society, will be costumed in their traditional wear. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $2 for students 17 and younger. Children 5 and younger are admitted with no donation. All proceeds go to further restoration of the site.

For more information, call  Jayne Detten, Marland Mansion and Marland’s Grand Home Assistant Director, 767- 0427.


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