More than three hundred guests from the metro area and other Nova Scotia communities visited Scott Manor House for the Olde Fashioned Christmas Open House on December 1st and 2nd. Fort Sackville Foundation volunteers were pleased to welcome visitors to Bedford’s oldest home, beautifully decorated for the holiday season with burlap bows, evergreen boughs, paper snowflakes made by elementary school students, and trees decked with ornaments reflecting past traditions. (See our Facebook page.) Visitors enjoyed mulled cider and oatcakes. Our musical friends offered seasonal music and led the sing-a-longs that enhanced the festive atmosphere. Vignettes and artifacts throughout the main floor captured guests’ attention. Many of our visitors remarked they would be sure to return in the summer.

Thanks to our curator of exhibits, Francene Cosman and her team of energetic volunteers for this wonderful event—it only happens every three years!

The Fort Sackville Foundation is grateful to all the sponsors and contributors listed below—you made this popular community event possible. We thank you all.