A 100-year anniversary holiday open house will be held at Marland’s Grand Home, located at 1000 E. Grand Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
A 1916-themed Christmas tree and vintage toy exhibit will be staged in the library of the first floor. Many activities will take place, including complimentary hot cider and Christmas carols.
100th Anniversary Cookbooks
The Friends of Marland’s Grand Home created a 100th anniversary Marland Grand Home cookbook that will be available for purchase at $20 each. The cookbooks include vintage photos of the home and Marlands, the home’s history, recipes from a 1918 women’s Ponca City cookbook, and newer recipes from Ponca City contributors.
Whit the Fox Ornaments
The third in the series, “Whit the Fox” ornament, will also be available for purchase at $20 each. The howling fox ornament was hand-crafted by Chris and Mindy LittleCook from red clay and embellished with a pearl moon. A limited number of twenty-five ornaments were made.
Each is numbered and signed by the artist and includes a fun story of Whit’s adventures. Mary Virginia’s Christmas Nibbles and Candles Prepackaged, individual size, homemade holiday treats will be available for purchase in the formal dining room, along with vintage coffee cup scented candles.
Mary Virginia Snowperson
An 18-inch tall Mary Virginia snowperson wearing a black stylish hat and holiday scarf will be offered at $1 a chance. This holiday table decoration, made by Mindy LittleCook, holds a garland of metallic jewelry chains and is adorned with antique broaches and earrings. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m., and guests need not be present to win.
Family Craft Time
Kids and grownups alike can create a handmade “Whit the Fox” Christmas card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sun Room. The hand-drawn card shows “Whit the Fox” at Marland’s Grand Home. Also in the Sun Room will be photos with Santa Claus for all.
Santas of the World Tour
Santas from around the world will regale the crowd with stories of their perspective countries and old world traditions, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Santas, provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society, will be costumed in their traditional wear. Suggested donations are $5 Adults, $2 students 17 and under, children 5 and under no donation. All proceeds go to further restoration of the site.
For more information contact: Jayne Detten, Marland Mansion and Marland’s Grand Home assistant director, at 767-0427.