Friday, November 25, the Glen Ellyn Historical Society staged a Pioneer Christmas at Stacy’s Tavern Museum. Four high school, junior high and elementary school girls stepped up to help GEHS President, Ruth Wright make her vision of a 1840’s Christmas Celebration become reality. Eva Metz and Luisa Metz read the “Night Before Christmas” to the tour groups in the dining room of Stacy’s Tavern while Kyra Lane and Marissa Lane played traditional carols on the piano. The audience was invited to sing along and the atmosphere created was what Moses and Joanna Stacy would have provided for neighbors, travelers, and friends in the middle 1800’s.
Meanwhile at Stacy’s Corners Store, Manager Jennifer Porter was concerned that she needed sales people to help her with customers the evening of the Candlelight Interactive tours. She did not have to worry. Four teens came to her rescue and spent Friday evening clerking at the GEHS store. Molly Hernandez, Matthew,Thomas and Katherine Porter all pitched in and helped the Friday shoppers find all the unique and perfect Christmas gifts they needed.
he Historical Society is open and looking for volunteer opportunities that the teens of Glen Ellyn can fill. A video of Tavern Day was produced by Sam Hufnagle, a student at Glenbard West High School and will be used to illustrate to visitors what the 2011 Tavern Day Event included. New computer equipment is available now to preserve archival volunteer times are extremely flexible. For volunteer opportunities call 630–469-1867.
Volunteers for the Glen Ellyn Historical Society’s Candlelight Interactive Pioneer Christmas are left to right: Eva Metz, Luisa Metz, Kyra Lane, and Marissa Lane.
The girls read the beloved story of “The Night Before Christmas,” and played the piano for the group singing of familiar carols.
Helping out as clerks at Stacy’s Corners Store on Friday, Nov. 25, left to right are: Molly Hernandez, Matthew Porter, Thomas Porter and Katherine Porter.