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WHEN:  Saturday, December 3, 2016
TIME:  11:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The corner of Combs and W. Main Street
              Collinsville, Illinois  62234

Take a step back in time to discover and learn about holiday traditions that were born in an era that carry through to our modern day customs.  


The D.D. Collins House will be simply and modestly decorated in the tradition of the late 1840s and early 1850s era Christmas and filled with the fragrances of the season.

To celebrate the First Annual Gathering: 


•  Members of the Collinsville Garden Club will be demonstrating how wreaths and apple cones were custom made and used to decorate homes during the period;

•  Enjoy watching on-going demonstrations concerning hand-work, like tatting, an important craft that turned a house into a home;

•  D.D. Collins will be visiting the house; at 12:30 and 2:00 he will read The Night Before Christmas for all to enjoy!


Get into the spirit of the season and join us at the First Annual Christmas Gathering at the D.D. Collins House.  

Escape the traditions of today by stepping back in time to an era where traditions began.


Be sure to shop the Friends of the D.D. Collins House Gift Shoppe for unique stocking-stuffer gifts.

Phone:  Call Lavadna at 618.420.0288         

Mail: c/o 104 Irene Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234 

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