Kaminski House Museum presents A Very Fashionable Christmas
A dozen area designers are throwing their talents behind turning the historic Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown into “A Very Fashionable Christmas”. The showcase will be open to the public starting Monday, November 9 and continuing through the holiday season to Wednesday, December 30.
Rooms throughout the historic house will be decorated for the Christmas season in motifs reflecting the long history of the circa 1760 property, which is located on Front Street at the west end of the Harborwalk.
“While Kaminski House is first and foremost a historic property, a significant part of our mission is to reflect its current relevance to the community, and there is really nothing more relevant to this time of year than becoming a place where the public can see firsthand how it looked as a private home during the holiday season,” said board member Marcia Kaminski, who headed up the decorating effort with local business owner and fellow board member Kevin Jayroe.
Kaminski House Museum is owned by the City of Georgetown and is run by the non-profit Friends of the Kaminski House under a management agreement with the city. Kaminski House Museum presents A Very Fashionable Christmas is part of the public programming designed to educate the public about the historic importance of the property, which sits on a bluff overlooking the Sampit River and was bequeathed to the city’s residents by its last owner, Julia Kaminski.
Using the talents of the dozen designers who volunteered for the project, Kaminski House is literally “decking the halls” and the rooms for the holidays. Candlelight tours will be available on November 19, December 3, December 10 and December 17 on Thursday evenings during the holiday season from 5 – 7 p.m. These special evenings will feature candlelight tours. The cost for the candlelight tours is $5 for adults and $3 for youth 11 and up. Children under 10 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Designers participating in Kaminski House Museum presents A Very Fashionable Christmas are Pat Cooper of Cooperdesign; Tara Crammer of Crammer Designs; Kevin Jayroe of Bienvenue Homes; Lee Jones of Carolina Charm Florist; Susan Lumpkin of Ricebirds; Dana Malinski of Currents of Pawleys Island; Rebecca Ceron Martin of Ceron Martin Designs; Mindy McVay, ASID of Mindy McVay Interiors, Lee Padgett, Van Tucker of Tuck’s General Store. The terrace garden will be decorated by The Garden Shop. The sunporches and the KHM lawn will be decorated by the Friends of the Kaminski House.
“We are delighted with the depth and breadth of talent being brought to bear on this special event.” Kaminski said of the participating designers. “Each one of them has donated their time and talent to the event and we welcome them as partners in our ongoing volunteer outreach efforts at Friends of the Kaminski House.”
For additional information, go to the Kaminski House Museum website at www.kaminskimuseum.org or call 843-546-7706.
Constructed circa 1769, the Kaminski House Museum was home to many prominent Georgetown residents. The home’s pre-Revolutionary War architectural details are an elegant background to the varied interiors that help bring to life Harold and Julia Pyatt Kaminski, the home’s last residents.
Mrs. Kaminski left the home and its contents to the City of Georgetown upon her death in 1972. It was opened as a museum in 1973. The museum was operated by the City of Georgetown upon her death in 1972. It was opened as a house museum in 1973. The museum was operated by the City of Georgetown for many years. The Friends of the Kaminski House assumed management of the Kaminski House on July 1, 2013.
Visit our website for information at KaminskiMuseum.org. The houses and gift shop are open Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 843-546-7706 for guided tour times. Admission: Adults, $12, Seniors 65 and over, $10, Children 6-17, $6. Children under 5 are admitted free.