"Christmas at Palm Cottage begins November 12th"
New "Seasonal" American Cut Glass Exhibit Featured

Naples, FL (October 4, 2013) - Naples Historical Society has announced Historic Palm Cottage house museum will unveil their old fashioned Christmas on Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 pm. The celebration runs through Tuesday, December 31st at 4:00 p.m.

During the annual holiday event visitors will experience the charming presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and Norris Gardens. The beauty of thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate Naples oldest house inside and out. This year's event will feature docent-guided tours rather than an unattended walk-through so that guests and visitors can experience history in the best way possible.

In addition, a special exhibit of "seasonal" American cut glass is now on display featuring pieces that represent Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. On loan from the private collection of Barb and Bill Meek the exhibit includes cut glass pieces created to celebrate the holidays. American and Union Jack flags and are etched into a bowling pin decanter and stopper to celebrate the 4th of July. Lovebirds nuzzle on a cut glass Libby company vase to celebrate a Summer wedding, a pair of Cornucopias announces Thanksgiving, and Holly leaves decorate a grouping of posey holders for Christmas.

Executive Director Elaine Reed said, "this highly anticipated event gets better and better every year. With the Palm Cottage's fresh look from extensive capital improvements over the summer to the seasonally themed cut glass display, visitors will appreciate seeing preservation in action."

Christmas at Palm Cottage dates and times are: November 12th through December 31st Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The house will be closed on November 28th for Thanksgiving, December 6th for the annual Gala, and December25th for Christmas.

Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens are located at 137 12th Avenue South, at Gulfshore Boulevard, just one block east of the Naples Pier in the Naples Historic District.

Naples Historical Society receives no government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to survive. Historic Palm Cottage was built in 1895 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission is $10 per person. Members and children under 10 receive free admission. For more information, please visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org or call the Naples Historical Society at 239-261-8164.

Naples Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.

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