Celebrate season with colonists, birds at Living History Park

Kitty Wilson-Evans will portray the slave Kessie for Christmas in the Backcountry on Saturday.



The Living History Park in North Augusta has two free Christmas-themed events upcoming.

Christmas in the Back­country will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the park at 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.

The event will showcase how colonists celebrate Christmas. There will be demonstrations and all of the park’s buildings will be open. The Mercantile and individuals will also have items for sale. Father Christmas will pass out candy canes to children and be available for pictures.


CHRISTMAS FOR THE BIRDS will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will focus on wildlife and visitors will get a chance to create ornaments they can hang outside to feed birds.

Children will also have the opportunity participate in story time and to help decorate the park’s Christmas tree, which is donated each year.

Hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be available. Attendees are asked to bring bags of dog and cat food to donate to a local animal shelter.

For more information about either event, call (803) 279-7560 or visit colonialtimes.us.