Veteran actor and film star Bertram Gilliam will read the holiday classic, "Twas the Night before Christmas" by Clement Moore beginning at 1:30pm and 3pm. Star of Blazing Saddles and Back to the Future Part III, his television credits include Charlie's Angels and The Dukes of Hazard. The Collin College String Ensemble will perform old fashion classic Christmas carols at 2:00pm. Here visitors can also view the beautiful stained glass windows that feature the names of Allen's early pioneers. Fresh gingerbread and apple cider will be offered and guests can view a 1930's style tree with decorations and presents of the period, reminisce about the 1960's style aluminum tree-complete with all the trimmings. There will also be a special exhibition of German Steinbach Nutcrackers from 12pm to 4pm.
The Allen Heritage Guild is proud to open the doors to the beautifully this restored historic building. The Allen Heritage Village is a partnership endeavor between the City of Allen Parks and Recreation and the Allen Heritage Guild.
For more information, check out the website www.allenheritageguild.org or contact Paula Ross at (972) 740-8017.