For the first time ever the Hammond House in Kingsport held a Christmas open house. The house is usually only opened up to the public during Funfest, but the board of the Hammond House decided they would conduct an experiment to see if the public would come to such an event as this.
Actors from the Lamplight Theater gathered dressed in period clothing and sang Christmas songs and hymns as folks toured the house and got a feel for the old way of life and also got a firsthand look at a house from the Victorian era.
“Kingsport, in particular this part of Kingsport, played a huge part in our regional history. Starting of course with the Netherland Inn and Kings Port, the original name of the town” said Mary Fanslow, Hammond House Steering Committee Chairperson
With the success of Sunday’s event, the board said they would like to make this an annual tradition.