Grandparents, parents, children and guests are invited to return on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am to 4 pm for a holiday open house in the Marshall Museum.
Families are invited for crafting, ornament making, a bake sale, and may assist in assembling care packages for troops still deployed overseas. Vintage holiday movies will be shown in the Pogue Auditorium.
Visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods for care packages. Crafting and Care-Box activities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free, and refreshments will be served.
The Marshall Museum will collaborate again with the local non-profit Care Box Project to assemble care packages for the local men and women who are overseas this holiday season. Parents and children are invited to help make ornaments and cards to be sent to soldiers and for themselves.
The Rockbridge County High School Interact Club will be on hand to assist with ornament making, origami, and other crafting projects. Many photos of past and present Care-Box recipients are on display as part of the Marshall Legacy Series Taking Care of the Troops sequence.
The Museum Shop will be open for holiday shoppers and has a range of gifts including hats, decals, toys, and rare and out-of-print military history books. In the spirit of the Marshall Plan, the shop carries gifts and jewelry from Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit company that aims to rebuild the economies of war-torn countries.