Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum Community Day

Release Date: December 13, 2018

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

The event is being held to commemorate the last day of the holiday season. Visitors to the Oak Hill home can enjoy pianist performances in the parlor, festive decorations, and historical Christmas trivia. There will be a sleigh in front of the house for guests to take selfies in for a unique holiday photograph. For the young or young at heart, check out Oak Hill’s holiday Snapchat filter! And don’t miss the opportunity for last minute Christmas shopping at the Oak Hill Gift Shop as well as a "Martha Berry" approved Christmas gift for visitors.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Oak Hill home, built in the 1880s is the Greek Revival mansion of Martha Berry, founder of Berry College. Oak Hill was the childhood home of Berry and later became her adult residence, altered to her personal taste. Oak Hill was gifted by Berry to the schools and remains intact as she left it in the 1930s.

The museum has multiple galleries including the temporary exhibition “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher.” The exhibition showcases over 50 woodturnings by Christopher, a Berry alum, and it provides a glimpse into the rich and intricate world of turning wood through interactive displays and videos of the artist. The estate also features the Original Cabin, award-winning gardens, the Walkway of Life and additional trails, and the newly opened Christopher Browning Pavilion.

For more information, please contact the museum at (706) 368-6789.

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Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Victoria Mashburn