CROSS KEYS — One of the historic sites of Union County will have a very special visitor Saturday who will be there to spread some Christmas cheer.
The Cross Keys House became a part of Civil War history in 1865 when Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, stopped there along with the remaining members of his cabinet and their military escort during their flight south following the fall of the Confederate capital in Richmond, Virginia.
On Saturday, the Cross Keys House will have a visit from an even more famous visitor when Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus) will be there from noon-5 p.m.
The Cross Keys House is owned by the Union County Historical Society which also owns the Union County Museum. Museum Director and Historical Society Member Ola Jean Kelly, said that Father Christmas will be at the Cross Keys House to meet and greet children and wish them a Merrry Christmas as well as listen to their Christmas wishes. Kelly said he will also pose for pictures with children and anyone else and she urged parents to bring their children and their cameras and/or cellphones
Admission is $5 though children ages 5 and under will be admitted free. Kelly said that in addition to getting the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Father Christmas, the admission includes a tour of the Cross Keys House and grounds.
Kelly also recommended that people dress warmly as their is minimal heating in the house and it is expected to be cold Saturday.
For more information contact the Union County Museum at 864-429-5081.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.