Greenbrier Historical Society kicks off Christmas with New Exhibit and Holiday Home Tour

The Greenbrier Historical Society invites everyone to visit the North House Museum during the Holiday Open House in Lewisburg on Sunday, Nov. 23, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the real history of Santa Claus, or why we have Christmas trees? Or why we give gifts, such as teddy bears, on Christmas morning? If so, come and see Becoming Christmas, a new exhibit about the evolution of Christmas through the ages, and the history of many of our favorite Christmas traditions. The exhibit will feature Sue Tuckwiller McKinney’s antique teddy bears, dolls and accessories. And there will be new items and great deals in our Star Tavern Gift Shop, located within the North House.

Greenbrier Historical Society will also host a Holiday Home Tour at the Second North House, the current home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hanna at 200 South Lafayette Street with festive holiday decorations provided by four Lewisburg Garden Clubs. The home will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the North House or at the door.

A reading and presentation of the classic poem The Night Before Christmas at the Second North House (200 South Lafayette Street) will begin at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available in advance for $10 per person or $20 per family.

The Greenbrier Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Greenbrier Valley. Located at 301 West Washington Street in Lewisburg, the Greenbrier Historical Society is regularly open free of charge Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact us at 304-645-3398 or


Second North House at 200 South Lafayette Street
Second North House at 200 South Lafayette Street

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