Tickets for Montpelier’s benefit preview

Nov 12, 2017
Montpelier’s Withdrawing Room is festively arrayed during the 2016 Holiday Open House.

Thomaston — Knox Museum will present a special holiday preview party at Montpelier, the big white house at the turn to St. George, Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event offers a chance to meet the open house decorators, enjoy holiday spirits and appetizers, listen to some wonderful music, support Knox Museum and welcome the season in style. Tickets to the special preview party are $25, and can be purchased online at or at the door.

Guests will be free to enjoy festive libations and paired bites as they stroll from room to room at their own pace, enjoying the holiday décor provided by Anne Perkins, Dawn Swinton, Lysbeth Andrews, Bruce Habel, Barbara McNulty, Patty McDonald, Knox Museum’s Landscape Committee, Virginia Hodge, Mary Kay Felton, the Lady Knox Chapter of the DAR, Weskeag Farms and The Green Thumb, among others. This year’s special silver bells theme will be reflected in each of nine rooms, as well as Perkins’ always-elaborate staircase décor. Holiday trees will grace each room, strikingly decorated with all fashion of silver and silver bells.

The Bel Isle Trio will perform some jazzy renditions of holiday favorites in the Oval Room. There will be a very special treat in store for Friday night guests: seeing the General’s and Lucy Knox’s bedroom by candlelight.

Downstairs The Carriage Shop, the gift shop at Montpelier, will be open for browsing and discovering many unusual and well-priced holiday items. For more information, call 354-8062 or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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