The entire complex will be decorated for the season. “Grandmas and Girls,” a special group being organized just for this occasion, will decorate the one-room school. The carriage house, which features Metzger Corners, the store formerly located at the corner of Wheeling and Navarre during the latter 1800s, a Victorian living room/bedroom, barber shop, doctor office and optometrist office will be decked in holiday décor as well.
Brandville School, the cornerstone of the complex, will be decorated top to bottom. A prominent local interior designer, who is also a historical society member, will be taking an active role in the decorating.
Guides will lead guests throughout the complex where members of the Oregon Community Theater will bring the history of each area to life with their re-enactments.
Raffle tickets for a decorated tree will be sold for $1 or six for $5. The large tree, donated by The Andersons, will be decorated by Beth Allen Florist will be on display in Brandville School.
There will also be seasonal music both days and complimentary refreshments will be available as well.
Tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tours last about one hour. Tours will begin at 15-minute intervals. Tickets are $8 each or two for $15. A family package, limited to parents and their children, is $20. Admission for seniors 65 and older is $5. Tickets for children ages 5-12 are $3 and children under 5 will be admitted free.
Advance tickets are available at Brandville School Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.