Museums on the Green in Falmouth will present “An Olde Country Christmas” Friday, December 6, from 6 to 8 PM. The event will feature readings from Washington Irving’s Christmas essays, and seasonal songs and refreshments.
Washington Irving, best known for “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” first published his Christmas essays in 1820. They are based on the holiday festivities and traditions he enjoyed while representing his family’s import-export business in England. The stories are told from the perspective of a fictional English gentleman named Geoffrey Crayon.
The Reverend Will Mebane Jr., Carol Casey, Len Miele, Meaghan Quinn, Dan Tritle and Annie Hart Cool of Falmouth will be the readers. Stephanie Miele, accompanied by Jennifer Rossiter, will perform seasonal songs. Danielle Velesig, a member of the museums’ board of directors, will introduce the readings.
The event, part of Falmouth’s Holidays by the Sea weekend, will be held in the useums’ Cultural Center, 55 and 65 Palmer Avenue in Falmouth. It is open to the public free of charge.