Mabry-Hazen House Christmas Tours Dec. 15-16
December 15, 2012 @ 10:00 pm – December 16, 2012 @ 1:00 am
The Mabry-Hazen House invites you to join us for our Annual Christmas Tours.
Rooms and other areas will be decorated by well known Knoxville decorators including Samuel Franklin, The Flower Pot, Scott Morrell of Flowers, Pamela Deathridge, as well as volunteers and museum staff.
The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served.
Christmas tours are scheduled for Saturday, December 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, local author Margery Weber Bensey will be signing copies of “Park City: A Knoxville Neighborhood History,” a perfect holiday gift for your local history enthusiast. The home will remain decorated and open for regular tours until December 20.
Park City’s tree-shaded streets frame a neighborhood with an identity all its own. The distinctive homes designed by famed architect George Barber lend Park City its unique visual appeal and local flavor. Yet behind the well-preserved, innovative architectural designs is a history that stretches back to Knoxville’s earliest beginnings. Knox County’s first sheriff, Robert Houston, was a Park City resident, establishing the county’s first court in the late 1700s.
Since then, Park City residents have helped shape Knoxville’s history by shaping their community. Longtime Park City resident and local historian Margery W. Bensey tracks the history of its development from village to vibrant residential neighborhood. From stories of the first settlers and community events to the dramatic tale of a neighborhood duel, this is the complete Park City chronicle.
Built in 1858, The Mabry-Hazen House is strategically located on the highest hill east of downtown Knoxville with spacious views in all directions. The home was occupied and defended by both armies during the Civil War. It housed three generations of the same family for 130 years; the museum showcases one of the largest original family collections in America. Your attendance will help support the museum’s mission to preserve and educate the public about an important part of East Tennessee history. Please call 865-522-8661 or visit www.mabryhazen.com for more information.