As they have done for the past 12 years, members of the Stonington Garden Club and the Stonington Historical Society are partnering to offer the public beautifully decorated designer wreaths, potted paperwhites, flowering amaryllis, table top décor made from boxwood, and a wonderful assortment of holiday gifts. All proceeds from the Festival are donated by both organizations to support the maintenance of the grounds and gardens at the Lighthouse Museum on Stonington Point and the Nathaniel Palmer House Museum in Stonington, CT. Contributions from previous Deck the Walls festivals have allowed the Historical Society to offer public access, free of charge, to the beautiful vistas overlooking Little Naragansett Bay and Stonington Harbor, and maintain the lovely seaside garden behind the lighthouse museum. At the Capt. N.B. Palmer House the fundraiser’s proceeds preserve the outer grounds including a charming woodland walking path bordering Quanaduck Cove which is open to the public.
This year’s festival, chaired by Lori Dyer and Kirby Williams, will feature a Giving Tent, offering an opportunity to purchase a wreath to be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. On Tuesday, December 4th the Historical Society will hold a Boxwood Tree Workshop, training volunteers to make beautifully decorated table top boxwood decorations to be sold at the festival. A wreathmaking workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th training volunteers to design and assemble balsam wreaths that will be sold at the festival along with a range of wreaths donated by local vendors and designers to support the fundraiser.
The Deck the Walls weekend ‘kicks off’ with a festive Preview Party on Thursday December 6th from 6-8 p.m. Delicious treats and libations will be served with as guests enjoy the Silent Wreath Auction and a live performance by an acoustic guitarist. Preview Party tickets are $20 at the door or online at www.stoningtonhistory.org.
More information about the event is available by contacting:
Liz Wood, Executive Director, Stonington Historical Society
firstname.lastname@example.org / 860-535-8445, ext. 10