Museums offer holiday activities
by Deirdre Long
Dec 02, 2011 | 2220 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston’s museums are offering a couple programs to help residents get in the holiday spirit. The first is the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Annual Homes for the Holidays Home Tour on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This self-driving tour of local homes decked out for the season allows attendees to see how others decorate and celebrate.

The tour will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to allow attendees plenty of time for a leisurely view of homes’ interiors and to ask questions of homeowners and volunteers. This year attendees will tour three private homes and the sanctuary of a local church. Maggie and Hank Freeman, Brenda and Tommy Roberts, and Megan and Scott Brightwell will welcome visitors to their homes. Tour goers will also visit Parker Memorial Baptist Church on Quintard Avenue. Tickets purchased before Dec. 6 are $15 for museum members and $20 for general public. A holiday bundle is also available: Buy nine or more tickets in one transaction and get the 10th ticket free. All tickets purchased on day of tour are $25 regardless of membership. Visit the museum or call 256-237-6766, ext. 120, for more information or to purchase tickets.

For a more hands-on approach to the holidays, the Berman Alliance is offering a fused glass jewelry workshop Dec. 10. Artist Lori Cummings of Ziwi Glass will lead this jewelry-making workshop, and will show participants the techniques and tricks involved in making a beautiful piece of fused glass. Then participants will get to make their own pendant.

Due to the involved nature of the workshop, space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The deadline for registration is today, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. The workshop fee is $40 per person or $35 per museum member. To register, call 256-237-6162 or email

Both the Natural History Museum and Berman Museum will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.
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