Museum barn featured on Heritage Christmas ornament

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The 2009 Heritage Christmas ornament will feature the Allison-Antrim Museum Barn.

The annual tradition of the Heritage Christmas ornament began in 1992, the year after the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce inaugurated the community celebration known as Heritage Christmas.  Each year, the image on the ornament depicts an event or place significant to the history of the Greencastle-Antrim community. 

Previous ornaments have depicted Martin's Mill Bridge, the Greencastle Train Station, the Greencastle Town Clock, Tayamentasachta, the Greencastle-Antrim Rescue Hose Company, Anderson Grist Mill, the Five Arch Bridge, Allison's Tavern, Barkdoll Field, Old Home Week, Corporal Rihl, Christmas in Greencastle, Brown’s Mill School, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Old Town Hall, Greencastle School, and Greencastle Trolley.

This year's ornament commemorates the Allison-Antrim Museum Barn. The image depicts the Allison-Antrim Museum barn, which was originally built circa 1860 in the German bank barn style of architecture, which is prevalent throughout Franklin County.

The price for each ornament is $18 plus tax.  Ornaments from each of the previous years are currently available, and the 2009 ornament is the 18th in the series.

Ornaments are expected to arrive at the chamber during the first week of December.  Pre-ordering is recommended for this year's ornament.

Order forms are available at the chamber, 217 East Baltimore St., and at all financial institutions in the Greencastle-Antrim area. Anyone wishing to place an order, but unable to pick up a form at one of these locations, is asked to call the chamber at 597-4610 to request that a form be mailed.