Roebling Museum to Host Christmas in Roebling on Saturday, December 8, 2018
Featuring a Tour of the Historic Houses of the Village of Roebling
Christmas in Roebling is a very special annual holiday event in hosted by the Roebling Museum.
This year, as part of a full day of family-friendly fun and holiday cheer, visitors can take part in our bi-auunal Christmas in Roebling House Tour! As another special feature of our holiday extravaganza, A Walking Tour of the Historic Village of Roebling and a rare chance to go inside its historic home will be available for $15 in advance and $20 on event day. Tours are self-guided, and will take place between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday, December 8th. Participants will walk the streets of this uniquely built model company town – one of the most intact and successful historic towns, built as employee housing, remaining in America. They will also visit 7 historic homes, and 2 other historic buildings throughout the village, including the Roebling Auditorium/Amusement Hall and the Main Gate Building and Millyard property, where the museum is located. The tour provides an inside view of how employees and their families lived, and the exquisite architecture, design and detail that made the homes and the village so welcoming. The village of Roebling and the Roebling Museum are part of a Preserve America Community, which encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. Tickets for the tour are available at the museum. Advance tickets are also available online, at www.roeblingmuseum.org.
While here for the tour, we encourage participants to stay for other Christmas in Roebling activities, including a holiday crafts and toy-making; festively decorated holiday trees provided by local schools, scouts, churches, organizations and businesses; free visits with Santa Claus starting at 12:30pm; holiday goodie bags for all children who visit Santa provide by the Roebling Garden Club; free holiday treats, such as warm apple cider and donuts, courtesy of Delicious Orchards; a holiday story-reading and the Elf-on-a-shelf game with our student volunteers from Florence Township Memorial High School; and families can take a free history hay ride through the village, courtesy of the Fritz Wainwright family!
The Roebling Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company located in Roebling and Trenton, the village of Roebling, the innovations and technological achievements of the family that changed the industrialized world, and the many people who lived and worked in the company town.
The Roebling Museum received an Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Szucs’ Meat Market is a major sponsor of the 2018 Christmas in Roebling event. Generous support is also provided by Roma Bank Community Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Investors Foundation, MKM Foundation, and NJM Insurance.