Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas at Tinker Nature Park

At the Hansen Nature Center
While visitors were treated to an old-fashioned Christmas at the Tinker Homestead, visitors to the nature center were entertained by the Christmas music of Dean Santos, children's crafts and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.
Dean Santos (center) leading the band in holiday songs

Santa helps each child create their own ornament

Santa and his merry band of elves
Families crafting and enjoying cookies and cocoa

Ornaments drying and waiting to go home to their trees
We would like to thank the Friends of Tinker Nature Park for helping to sponsor this program. Thank you also to the Town of Henrietta Recreation Department and Youth Asset Team Volunteers for helping to make this program a success. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tinker Nature Park.

Scenes from Christmas at Tinker 2013

 Victorian Christmas Celebration at Tinker Homestead
Many thanks to the volunteers of the Tinker Homestead in helping decorate and staff the Tinker Homestead for our annual Christmas Open House. This year we saw steady stream of visitors, and may have been the largest turnout over both days in recent memory.

Town Historian Tina Thompson(back left) with Tinker docents Joe, Sandy, Martha, Betty and Beth

Swags over mantle and doors - Homestead Kitchen

Jessica and Warren playing traditional Christmas Music for visitors to the Homestead

Victorian table top Christmas tree in the best parlor