Step back in time as the Brown County Museum of History offers a historical holiday “Log Cabin Christmas” experience on Saturday, Dec. 22

The log cabin is in the museum’s main building.

Built in the 1880’s and located originally in Brown County near Blanket, the cabin was disassembled on-site and put together again inside the museum, where it is part of the permanent collection.

“We will have the log cabin dressed for the holidays,” said museum director Wanda Furgason. “But all the decorations will be true to the 1800 time period. Visitors will be invited to step inside and see how a pioneer family in Brown County would have celebrated Christmas in 1880.”

To complete the experience, a variety of tasty treats will be offered.

“And these, too, will all be made from recipes typical of what homesteaders would have made for their holiday, all the way out on the plains of Texas,” said Furgason.

Children will be able to craft an ornament to take home, and Santa Claus will be on hand to oversee the festivities. Santa has been around as far back as the 1700’s, but gained popularity in the 1800’s, and became more of what we think of as our modern Santa in 1822 when Clement Moore wrote “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, museum volunteer Barbara Barrera said.

“The only thing modern we have added is photographs,” Barrera said. “You will be able to get a family photo with Santa as a keepsake.”

The “Log Cabin Christmas” will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

The $5 admission charge includes all exhibits, crafts, refreshments and photo with Santa.

The Brown County Museum of History is at 209 N. Broadway in Brownwood. For more information call the

museum at 325-647-7879.