Christmas at the 1802 Mynderse-Frederick House in Guilderland Center

Sunday, December 2, 2018
Have you noticed?  The Christmas Season has begun!  And the season doesn't arrive in tiny increments, day-by-day.....nope, it arrives all at once it seems....even before Thanksgiving.  The stores are buzzing with activity, neighborhoods are ablaze with holiday lights and I'm pretty sure the Thanksgiving leftovers weren't even cold before many of us were already focused on decorating the halls.  There is magic in the air and we witnessed it today at the annual Greens Show at the historical Mynderse-Frederick House in Guilderland Center.

Since 1975, the Guilderland Garden Club has been decorating the beautiful 1802 home of Nicholas Mynderse.  Mynderse, a merchant from Schenectady, built the home and operated a tavern and inn there.  He was elected supervisor for the newly-formed town of Guilderland in 1803.  Mynderse died in 1820 and the home was bought by Michael Frederick.  The house was used as a tavern until 1900 and remained a private residence until 1940.  Each year, the Garden Club decorates the home based on a different theme - this year's theme was Winter Wonderland.  Garden club members work together and separately to create beautiful, fresh handmade wreaths and flower arrangements for the house (and for sale during the Greens Show).  All weekend visitors got to tour the house, enjoy delicious baked goods and listen to a variety of music in a beautiful period setting.  This was our first visit to the show and I hope once you see how lovely it was, you'll make a point to visit next year.  Here's a glimpse of Christmas at the Mynderse-Frederick House.

 Donna Crego modeling a replica of a bridal gown worn by Apolonia Frederick.  

 Music this afternoon provided by Roger Heald on piano.

Even Santa couldn't miss this event!

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