December 04, 2013 - This holiday season take a break from the overcrowded, tacky malls and congested roads and journey back to a time when Christmas was simple, yet magical.
These old paper dolls required no batteries or accessories. They only needed a child with an imagination. (click for larger version)
Now through mid-January, the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum (1 N. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford has a wonderful holiday display featuring vintage Christmas ornaments, timeless toys, festive nutcrackers and a hand-painted Nativity scene from the early 1900s.
The museum will be open from 5-9 p.m. during the Dec. 6 Soup & Sweet Stroll and from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 7 before, during and after the Christmas parade.
Normal winter hours are 1-4 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday and on the first Sunday of the month.
CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.