Saturday, Dec 1: Wreath Sale and Historical Photo Exhibit at Borough Hall
The Madison Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Wreath Sale will be held on Saturday, December 1st between 1-4 PM at the Hartley Dodge Memorial. This year’s sale will add a large number of table and mantle decorations to the many beautiful wreaths offered for sale. The wreaths and decorations are made through the efforts of members of the Historical Society, the Madison Garden Club, and Madison High School art students.
“Proceeds from the sale will go toward the restoration and preservation of the small out building located on the Luke Miller forge site,” stated society president Susan Simon. “After restoration, the building will be used to showcase revolutionary era artifacts found on the historic property.”
“Having the wreath sale at the Hartley Dodge Memorial, will give Madison residents and visitors an opportunity to view the over 100 historical photographs that have been hung throughout the recently renovated building,” noted society vice president and program chairperson Cathie Coultas. “The images come from the collections of the Madison Historical Society, the Madison Public Library, and the private collection of Nicolas Platt. These original photographs were then professionally scanned and reproduced by Park Lane Studios of Chatham.”
“Representatives from the Society will be available on each floor of the building to answer questions about the photos and their historical significance,” added Ms Simon. “There will also be short presentations on the many contributions made to the borough by the building’s original donor, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge.”
Popular Madison jazz pianist Jerry Vezza will provide musical entertainment and light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.