The Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee (CNHPC) presents a Country Christmas at the Montrose School. Seasonal refreshments will be available, and holiday music will be performed by the Mike Wells Trio. The event takes place at the historic Montrose one-room schoolhouse, located at the corner of Montrose Road and Cedar Drive, from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, Dec. 4. The CNHPC is sponsoring this free traditional holiday fest.
Committee Chairperson Lillian Burry will read “The Night Before Christmas” to the children and adults. Santa Claus will take time out from his busy schedule to pose for free photos. The Christmas tree inside the school will be festooned with decorations appropriate to the period. There will also be a visit from “Norman the Christmas Dog.”
In addition, the committee is selling its popular map depicting Colts Neck historic sites, “A Tour of Historic Colts Neck” and “Norman the Christmas Dog.”
“Our Christmas open house last year was so popular, many have asked us to repeat it,” Burry said. “Everyone on the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee enjoys preparing and opening the Montrose School for special events that highlight our township’s unique role in 19th century America. We invite everyone to share in the warmth and historic significance of the Montrose School during this community celebration.”