The Kaminski House Museum, one of the treasures of the Georgetown area, will again be dressed up for the holidays and, for the first time, have its lawn lit. It’s all part of the historic house’s 250th anniversary celebration.
The Kaminski House Museum’s 250th Birthday Party on Saturday, Nov. 16, kicks off the holiday fun. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and participants can grab a champagne toast and be present when the switch is flipped on the museum’s holiday lighting display. Enjoy pizza and dance under the lights with music provided by the Andrew Theilen Big Band.
A birthday cake by Incredible Edibles of Pawleys Island will also headline this special evening at the museum. In addition, ticket holders may view the Designer Holiday Showcase. “We have some fabulous designers this year,” said Kevin Jayroe, organizer of the Designer Showcase.
Tickets for the Nov. 16 event are $15 for adults and $10 for children 13 and over. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under. Sponsors for the Light up the Lawn birthday party are the South Strand News and Oxner & Stacy Law Firm.
Light up the Lawn will be a stunning display of lights on the Kaminski House Museum lawn, including the pathway from Front Street to the entrance, created by lighting specialist Carleton Whilden.
The highly popular Designer Showcase will be open to the public on Monday, Nov. 18. Holiday tours will be offered at the Kaminski House during the museum’s guided tours Mondays through Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Constructed circa 1769, the Kaminski House was home to many prominent Georgetown residents. The home’s pre-Revolutionary War architectural details are an elegant background to the varied interiors that help bring to life Harold and Julia Kaminski, the home’s last residents. Julia Kaminski left the house and its contents to the city of Georgetown upon her death in 1972.
“One of the fabulous aspects of the Kaminski House Museum are our docents,” said Kim Leatherwood, deputy director. “When people take tours, they get a great history lesson. Our town is a wonderful place to visit, see the museum, dine, shop and see all the historic homes downtown.”
The Kathryn and David Kossove Terrace will be the site for music in the garden on Thursday, Dec. 5 and on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Handbell Choir will be featured on Dec. 5, and the flute choir from the Pawleys Island Concert Band will provide entertainment on Dec. 12. Tickets for these candlelight tours are $10 for members of the museum and $15 for non-members of the museum.
The final night of the holiday season at the museum is Family Night on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. Children under 12 can take a ride on the Candy Cane Express, and the event will also include a scavenger hunt, cookies and holiday cocoa sprinkled with “elf magic.” Tickets for adults are $5 (must be accompanied by children), and children under 12 are free. Unaccompanied adults are $12.
For more information, call 843-546-7706 or visit KaminskiMuseum.org. Tickets to the events may be purchased online at KaminskiMuseum.org or by calling the museum’s office. The Kaminski House Museum is located at 1003 Front St. in Georgetown.