Exhibition explores Christmas in Bodden Town

The Bodden Town Heritage Committee was hard at work conjuring up old-time holiday memories and cheer, spiced with a dash of modern day traditions, at its annual Christmas exhibition at the James Manoah Bodden Town Civic Centre.

Blending past and present, traditional Christmas trees, local fruits, Christmas nativity scenes, train sets, old photographs, bottles, plates and crockery joined modern elaborately decorated Christmas trees decked with colorful lights and moving train sets in a celebration of the season.

The heritage display first opened for the Quincentennial year in 2003, and includes many precious and prized possessions on loan from families across the district and beyond, put on display for others to admire.

As she welcomed those attending the 2015 opening on Dec. 22, Heritage Committee chair Mary Lawrence said she was looking forward to having members of the community drop by in the days leading up to Christmas.