On Saturday, December 17, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host the 8th annual event called: A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor. The doors will open at 9:00 A.M. and guests may visit until closing at 2:00 P.M. The 18th century home will be decorated for the Christmas season by the Fawn Lake Garden Club. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers will be on hand to welcome all visitors. Santa will welcome children of all ages from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M only. A special arts and craft area will be available for children to enjoy while they wait their turns to see Santa! Don’t forget to bring your camera! After Santa leaves, live music will be performed by Evergreen Shade from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers will be available to talk with visitors about the history of the house and volunteer opportunities with the organization throughout the day. As always, this event at Ellwood is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.