Mississippi Ag Museum hosts annual Homestead for the Holidays

This winter season, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the annual Homestead for the Holidays event on Thursday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 10, from 5-8: p.m. Admission is $7 per person for ages 3 and up.

Enjoy breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus, and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph. Take a stroll through Small Town and see various agricultural demonstrations, visit the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the early 1920s.

Carousel and train rides will be available as well as live music throughout the grounds. Make sure to write a letter to Santa on one of our limited-edition postcards, printed in the Small Town Print Shop, and stop by the General Store for an old fashioned glass bottle drink and browse the wares and unique Mississippi-made products that make great gifts and stocking stuffers. In addition, the Museum is partnering with the Mississippi Loggers Association for “Log-A-Load for Kids,” an annual toy drive for Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.

Homestead for the Holidays is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board, the Mississippi Beef Council, Cal-Maine Foods Inc., Mississippi Loggers Association and the Dairy Alliance.

The Ag Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 601-432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit www.msagmuseum.org or follow the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook.

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