Washington County Historical Society to host annual holiday event in December

Chorus singing at the society’s 2020 holiday event / Courtesy photo

The Washington County Historical Society will hold its annual holiday event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Headquarters House, located at 118 E. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

This year’s event will take place outdoors, and will feature a choir of students from the organization’s “Heritage School” living history program, a week-long class that teaches the heritage and culture of Civil War–era Arkansans. Singers will be dressed in mid-19th century costume on the front steps of the venue. Performances will begin on the quarter hour and will last for about 10 minutes each.

Optional gift donations will be collected for area children ages 3 to 18. Gift donors are asked to bring unwrapped items that cost no more than $20. Gifts may include learning toys, craft kits, sports or Hog clothing, dress-up clothes, backpacks, hair tools, Legos, balls, gift cards, movie passes, wrapping paper and gift tags.