The museum’s traditional holiday family festival will feature passport stations; Breakers Jazz performing holiday classics in the library; a puppet show in the auditorium; cookie decorating in the Gamble Center, a special hands -on craft activity; carriage rides around the campus, Share the Wonder train display and wishing tree at the Wyeth Center. This program is free to the public as well as free museum admission for all.
In addition to this day's events and programs Share the Wonder will feature the following programming throughout the holiday season:
- Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Share the Wonder Celebration throughout the Farnsworth Campus. horse drawn carriage rides, holiday cookie decorating, live music provided by Breakers Jazz, gifts for children and adults, puppet show by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
- Saturday, December 3, 1 pm. Togus: A Coon Cat Finds a Home Childrens Book Signing. Join local author Don Carrigan and illustrator Tom Block along with the real live Togus in the museum library for readings and to view the illustration panels. Get your signed copy of the book and say hello to Togus. Books will be available for sale.
- Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Throughout the day enjoy children’s holiday films in the museum auditorium. No reservations are required. Featured films: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
- Sunday, December 4, 3:00 p.m.
The Penobscot Bay Ringers Bell Choir will perform in the museum’s library. Come and enjoy this local bell choir as they make their first Farnsworth appearance. Limited seating. No reservations required.
- Thursday, December 8, 4 p.m.
Camden Hills Regional High School Women’s Choir and Chamber Singers. Local high school teens will perform holiday classics surrounded by the Share the Wonder display on the second level at the Wyeth Center.
- Saturday, December 10, Two Sessions: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.-11:a.m.
Gingerbread House Decorating at the Gamble Education Center, Grace Street. Back by popular demand, Pastry Chef Steve Watts will share his inspired gingerbread house and cookie designs with a large assortment of sprinkles and candies for your creative decorating pleasure. Each session is limited to 50 children on a first come, first served basis. Suggested donation: $5
- Saturday, December 10, 1 p.m.
Bay Chamber’s Odeon Quartet. Bay Chamber’s young musicians perform in a string quartet among the Share the Wonder setting on the second level at the Wyeth Center.
- Saturday, December 10, 3:30 p.m.
Patch Scratching Book Signing. Local author Steven Powell along with local illustrator Tom Block will sign copies of the newly published novel Patch Scratching in the museum’s library. Books available for sale.
This year’s Share the Wonder celebration is underwritten by a grant from the Wyeth Foundation.
Share the Wonder is sponsored by Camden National Bank.
|N.C. Wyeth, Old Kris, 1925, courtesy Wyeth Foundation