Bush Museum Ushers In Holiday Season
Holidays in the Rotunda features a diverse lineup of entertainers from around the Brazos Valley. Performers slated for this year's event will include the Singing Cadets of Texas A&M University, Spring Branch ISD's Fiddling Lions and numerous other groups from churches and schools across the region.
As usual, the Rotunda will feature an 18-foot tall Fraser fir Christmas tree that was graciously donated by the Hudler Carolina Tree Farm in North Carolina. Adorning the tree will be the same storybook character ornaments used on the official White House Christmas tree of 1989.
Children will be able to participate in free craft projects in the Museum Classroom. In addition, on Tuesday, December 3, children will have an opportunity to have a professional photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be a nominal charge for this service.
The Barbara Bush Literacy Corps is sponsoring a fall book drive. Please join us in brightening a child's life in the community by donating a book. Book drops are available in the Museum Rotunda, Barnes and Noble and the Bryan/College Station public libraries. Local literacy groups will distribute the books in the spring.
Scheduled performances for this year will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, Thursday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 10. There will also be a performance on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Holidays in the Rotunda is made possible by a grant from TXU.
The Museum will be open during all scheduled performance times, with regular admission prices. There is no charge for attending the performances in the Rotunda or for participating in the craft activities in the classroom.
Museum hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, $3.50 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Texas A&M and Blinn students as well as children 16 and under are always FREE. For more information call 260-9552.