Three Open Houses With Refreshments Are This Saturday, Dec. 4
Laura Goodhart is shown with one of the six live decorated Christmas trees that will be on display this weekend during the Victorian Christmas Open House at 49 Central Avenue.
This Saturday, Dec. 4 during Dickens of a Christmas, visitors are welcome to stop in to get warm and enjoy light refreshments at open houses at two different Main Street locations. Both are free and open to the public.
An open house and tour are being held at Goodharts Inn at 49 Central Avenue. There is an admission fee.
The three historic homes, once owned by local families, have retained their original style and charm even though they have been repurposed.
Green Free Library
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Friends of the Green Free Library are hosting an open house and serving cookies at the library at 134 Main Street.
The Friends are also holding a basket raffle with the drawing for four winners’ names to take place at 2 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Mary B. Robinson bequeathed the home as a site for a town library. The home was built by her father Chester Robinson and known as Chester Place. Following an extensive renovation, the Green Free Library officially opened there on Jan. 26, 1917.
The Dec. 4 open house will be in the dining room, which Mary added in the 1890s. It retains the original woodwork, built-in bookcases, window seats, fireplace and stained glass window.
The Green Free Library is also holding its annual Indoor Book Sale of gently used books of all types now through Dec. 12. Available are gift-worthy books for Christmas by a variety of authors along with some audio books and DVDs and older specially priced books. Book sale hours are: Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 6 through Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at (570) 724-4876.
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home
The Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home at 139 Main Street is located in a private home built by Chester Converse in 1879. It became a funeral home 130 years ago in 1891. During the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. open house on Dec. 4, refreshments available will include cookies, tea and coffee. Information about the funeral home’s history will also be available.
Goodhart’s Inn on Central Dec. 4 & 5
Jeff and Laura Goodhart, owners of Goodhart’s Inn on Central, are inviting the public to a Victorian Christmas Open House at their bed and breakfast at 49 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. For the open house, the Goodharts, dressed Victorian style, will welcome guests from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 5.
During the open house, Christmas music will be playing on a Victrola and Shiny Brite ornaments will be on display. Visitors who tour the inn will see how the couple has not only retained the home’s original Victorian character but enhanced it with antique furniture and other period décor that return it to the look of the 1800s, when it was originally built. Featured will be decorated live evergreen trees, each with a specific theme. Guests will be treated to hot chocolate and light snacks.
Writing: Diane Eaton